Cost-effectiveness analysis of parathyroidectomy for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.

  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of parathyroidectomy for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism.},
  author={Kyle Zanocco and Peter Angelos and Cord Sturgeon},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={874-81; discussion 881-2}
BACKGROUND Controversy exists concerning the best treatment for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) when the National Institutes of Health consensus conference criteria for parathyroidectomy are not met. We hypothesized that parathyroidectomy would be more cost-effective than observation or pharmacologic therapy for these patients. METHODS Cost-effectiveness analysis was performed comparing treatment strategies for asymptomatic PHPT. Treatment outcomes, their probabilities, and… CONTINUE READING
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