Effect of routine follow-up after treatment for laryngeal cancer on life expectancy and mortality: results of a Markov model analysis.

@article{Ritoe2007EffectOR,
  title={Effect of routine follow-up after treatment for laryngeal cancer on life expectancy and mortality: results of a Markov model analysis.},
  author={Savitri C. Ritoe and Femmie de Vegt and Inger M. Scheike and Paul F M Krabbe and Johannes H.A.M. Kaanders and Frank J. A. van den Hoogen and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek and Henri August Marie Marres},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          239-47
        }
}
BACKGROUND Routine follow-up is offered to all patients with laryngeal cancer who are treated with curative intent. Although time and resources are devoted to surveillance, the effect of asymptomatic recurrence detection is not well understood. For this study, the authors evaluated the effect that routine follow-up may have on life expectancy and disease-specific mortality rate for patients with laryngeal cancer. METHODS Using a Markov model, a cohort simulation was performed on 4… CONTINUE READING
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