Cost-effectiveness of computerized tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.

@article{Heitman2005CosteffectivenessOC,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of computerized tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.},
  author={Steven James Heitman and Braden J. Manns and Robert J. Hilsden and Andrew Fong and Stafford Dean and Joseph Romagnuolo},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2005},
  volume={173 8},
  pages={877-81}
}
BACKGROUND Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography is a potential alternative to colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening. Its main advantage, a better safety profile, may be offset by its limitations: lower sensitivity, need for colonoscopy in cases where results are positive, and expense. METHODS We performed an economic evaluation, using decision analysis, to compare CT colonography with colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening in patients over 50 years of age. Three-year outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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