Hospital costs and benefits of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Results from a randomised population screening trial.

@article{Lindholt2002HospitalCA,
  title={Hospital costs and benefits of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms. Results from a randomised population screening trial.},
  author={Jes Sanddal Lindholt and Svend Juul and Helge Fasting and Eskild Winther Henneberg},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
OBJECTIVES to analyse the hospital costs and benefits of screening older males for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS in 1994 a hospital-based screening trial of 12 658 65-73-year-old males was started. AAA >5 cm were referred for surgery. The remaining AAA were offered annual scans. Those with aortic ectasia were rescreened at 5 yearly intervals. AAA-operations and hospital AAA-related deaths were researched. The costs of screening, surveillance, and treatment were also… CONTINUE READING