Cost-effectiveness of functional imaging tests in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease.

@article{McMahon2000CosteffectivenessOF,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of functional imaging tests in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Pamela M. McMahon and Sally S. Araki and Peter J Neumann and Gordon J. Harris and Guy Scott Gazelle},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={217 1},
  pages={58-68}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of functional neuroimaging in the work-up of patients at specialized Alzheimer disease clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS A decision model was used to calculate costs and benefits (in quality-adjusted life-years [QALYs]) that accrued to hypothetical cohorts of patients at presentation to an Alzheimer disease center. Sensitivity analysis was performed to examine the effects of diagnostic test characteristics, therapeutic efficacy, disease severity, and… CONTINUE READING