Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for celiac disease in the adult population.

@article{Shamir2006CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for celiac disease in the adult population.},
  author={Raanan Shamir and Olle Hernell and Moshe M Leshno},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={282-93}
}
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is common and, when undiagnosed, may result in increased mortality, suggesting that mass screening could be justified. The authors examined the cost-effectiveness (CE) of such an approach, assuming a higher mortality rate in undiagnosed CD and that adhering to a gluten-free diet (GFD) reduces the mortality rate. METHODS The authors developed a state transition Markov model, evaluating the CE of screening an entire population at the age of 18. Screening… CONTINUE READING
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