Cost-effectiveness of collecting routine cytologic specimens during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible lung tumor.

@article{Govert1996CosteffectivenessOC,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of collecting routine cytologic specimens during fiberoptic bronchoscopy for endoscopically visible lung tumor.},
  author={Joseph A. Govert and J M Kopita and David Bruce Matchar and Peter S Kussin and Wayne M. Samuelson},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1996},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          451-6
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is the most common modality used to diagnose endobronchial carcinoma. Collection of brushing and washing specimens for cytology is common during bronchoscopy for endobronchial abnormality, but it is unknown if collection of these specimens is cost-effective. DESIGN Retrospective review of a computerized database with cost-effectiveness analysis. SETTING Tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Two hundred one patients undergoing bronchoscopy for… CONTINUE READING

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