Medical-economical aspects of high sensitivity C-reactive protein assay for the prediction of coronary heart disease. An analysis in Germany and Italy.

@article{Ess2001MedicaleconomicalAO,
  title={Medical-economical aspects of high sensitivity C-reactive protein assay for the prediction of coronary heart disease. An analysis in Germany and Italy.},
  author={S M Ess and Thomas D. Szucs},
  journal={Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={181-8}
}
BACKGROUND Elevated plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with increased cardiovascular risk. We studied the cost-effectiveness of CRP determination in primary and secondary prevention settings in two European countries: Germany and Italy. METHODS Using a decision analytic model we evaluated the costs and consequences of testing or not testing using a high sensitivity (hs)-CRP assay. In a primary prevention model we analyzed a hypothetical cohort of 300000… CONTINUE READING

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