Cost-effectiveness of early colonoscopy surveillance after cancer resection.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of early colonoscopy surveillance after cancer resection.},
  author={Cesare Hassan and Perry J. Pickhardt and Angelo Zullo and Emilio di Giulio and Andrea Laghi and Dong-Hyun Kim and Franco Iafrate},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={41 12},
BACKGROUND Short-interval surveillance colonoscopy at 1 year has been recently recommended following curative-intent surgery for colorectal cancer. However, the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of this endoscopic strategy is largely unknown. AIM To assess the clinical and economic impact of early surveillance post-surgical colonoscopy at 1 year in relation to the detection of metachronous colorectal cancer. METHODS A decision analysis model was constructed in order to compare a strategy of 1… CONTINUE READING