Analytical decision model for the cost-effective management of solitary pulmonary nodules.

@article{Gambhir1998AnalyticalDM,
  title={Analytical decision model for the cost-effective management of solitary pulmonary nodules.},
  author={Sanjiv Sam Gambhir and Janet Shepherd and Binita Shah and Elizabeth J. Hart and Carl K. Hoh and P. Valk and Tetsuichi Emi and Michael E. Phelps},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={2113-25}
}
PURPOSE AND METHODS Multiple strategies are currently being used to manage patients who present with indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN). We have used decision-analysis models to assess the cost-effectiveness of various strategies for the diagnosis and management of SPN. Four decision strategies were compared: a wait and watch strategy, a surgery strategy, a computed tomography (CT)-based strategy, and a CT-plus-positron emission tomography (PET) strategy. An incremental cost… CONTINUE READING

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