Cost-effectiveness of six strategies for Helicobacter pylori diagnosis and management in uninvestigated dyspepsia assuming a high resource intensity practice pattern

@inproceedings{Holmes2010CosteffectivenessOS,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of six strategies for Helicobacter pylori diagnosis and management in uninvestigated dyspepsia assuming a high resource intensity practice pattern},
  author={Kyland P Holmes and John C. Fang and Brian R. Jackson},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Initial assessment of dyspepsia often includes noninvasive testing for Helicobacter pylori infection. Commercially available tests vary widely in cost and accuracy. Although there is extensive literature on the cost-effectiveness of H. pylori treatment, there is little information comparing the cost-effectiveness of various currently used, noninvasive testing strategies. METHODS A Markov simulation was used to calculate cost per symptom-free year and cost per correct diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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