A cost-effectiveness analysis of prenatal screening strategies for Down syndrome.

@article{Odibo2005ACA,
  title={A cost-effectiveness analysis of prenatal screening strategies for Down syndrome.},
  author={Anthony O Odibo and David M. Stamilio and Deborah Nelson and Harish M. Sehdev and George A. Macones},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={562-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate which Down syndrome screening strategy is the most cost-effective. METHODS Using decision-analysis modeling, we compared the cost-effectiveness of 9 screening strategies for Down syndrome: 1) no screening, 2) first-trimester nuchal translucency (NT) only, 3) first-trimester combined NT and serum screen, 4) first-trimester serum only, 5) quadruple screen, 6) integrated screening, 7) sequential screening, 8) integrated serum only, or 9) maternal age. Costs included cost of… CONTINUE READING

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