Increases in thyroid nodule fine-needle aspirations, operations, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer in the United States.

@article{Sosa2013IncreasesIT,
  title={Increases in thyroid nodule fine-needle aspirations, operations, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer in the United States.},
  author={Julie Ann Sosa and John W Hanna and Karen A. Robinson and Richard B. Lanman},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 6},
  pages={1420-6; discussion 1426-7}
}
BACKGROUND To provide population-based estimates of trends in thyroid nodule fine-needle aspirations (FNA) and operative volumes, we used multiple claims databases to quantify rates of these procedures and their association with the increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States. METHOD Private and public insurance claims databases were used… CONTINUE READING