Effect of a New Diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus on Insurance Status

@article{Shaheen2005EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a New Diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus on Insurance Status},
  author={Nicholas J Shaheen and Gareth S. Dulai and Brian Ascher and Kate Louise Amelia Mitchell and Sarah M. Schmitz},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={577-580}
}
BACKGROUND:Barrett's esophagus (BE) is associated with an increased risk of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Despite this increased risk, most cohort studies demonstrate that the mean life expectancy of subjects with BE is no different than age-matched controls. The indirect costs associated with a diagnosis of BE are unclear.AIM:To assess the effect of a diagnosis of BE on insurance premiums.METHODS:We assessed twenty national life insurance companies (10 in southern California, 10 in North… CONTINUE READING
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