Brian Ascher

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BACKGROUND:Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with an increased risk of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Despite this increased risk, most cohort studies demonstrate that the mean life expectancy of subjects with BE is no different than age-matched controls. The indirect costs associated with a diagnosis of BE are unclear.AIM:To assess the effect of a(More)
and deaths; and quality adjusted life years. Results: In the base case analysis, assuming 100% compliance with screening, the incremental cost per colorectal cancer case prevented and incremental cost per cancer death prevented relative to no screening were, respectively: $3,386 and $17,814 for HII; $13,472 and $70,957 for InSure; $16,382 and $89,928 for(More)
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