Potential costs of flexible sigmoidoscopy-based colorectal cancer screening.

  title={Potential costs of flexible sigmoidoscopy-based colorectal cancer screening.},
  author={James Arthur Robert Marshall and Dominic Fay and Peter M Lance},
  volume={111 6},
BACKGROUND & AIMS Increasing evidence shows that periodic screening by flexible sigmoidoscopy with appropriate referral of patients with adenomas to colonoscopy could substantially decrease colorectal cancer mortality rates. Estimates of the complete cost of such screening are needed. The aim of this study was to estimate the annual costs of periodic screening of Americans 50 years and older by flexible sigmoidoscopy with referral of subjects with adenomas to colonoscopy. METHODS Cost… CONTINUE READING

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