Comparison of molecular and conventional strategies for followup of superficial bladder cancer using decision analysis.

@article{Nam2000ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of molecular and conventional strategies for followup of superficial bladder cancer using decision analysis.},
  author={Robert K. Nam and Donald A Redelmeier and Philippe Edouard Spiess and Hugh A Sampson and Yves Fradet and Michael A. S. Jewett},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={163 3},
  pages={752-7}
}
PURPOSE Patients with superficial bladder cancer require long-term surveillance for recurrence. We compared the cost of cystoscopy and cytology (standard care) to that of urinary markers (modified care) for patients with a history of superficial bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We constructed a decision analysis model that compared the 2 strategies for a hypothetical followup interval of 3 years. Probabilities required for the decision tree were based on a cohort of 361 patients… CONTINUE READING

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