Cost-effectiveness of colonoscopy in screening for colorectal cancer.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of colonoscopy in screening for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Amnon Sonnenberg and Fabiola Delc{\`o} and John M Inadomi},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={133 8},
BACKGROUND Fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy are used to screen patients for colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVE To compare the cost-effectiveness of fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. DESIGN The cost-effectiveness of the three screening strategies was compared by using computer models of a Markov process. In the model, a hypothetical population of 100 000 persons 50 years of age undergoes annual fecal occult blood testing… CONTINUE READING
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