Cost-effectiveness of routine endoscopic biopsies for Helicobacter pylori detection in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia.

@article{Makris2003CosteffectivenessOR,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of routine endoscopic biopsies for Helicobacter pylori detection in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia.},
  author={Nicholaos Makris and Ralph Crott and Carlo A. Fallone and Marc Bardou and Alan N Barkun},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
BACKGROUND The role of endoscopic biopsies in the detection of Helicobacter pylori in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia is poorly defined. This study assesses the cost-effectiveness of performing routine biopsies for the detection of H pylori at upper endoscopy in these patients. METHODS Clinical decision-making was modeled based on outcomes data from published articles and expert opinion. The target group was adults, less than 45 years of age, with nonulcer dyspepsia as defined by a normal… CONTINUE READING