Test-treatment strategies for patients suspected of having Lyme disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Nichol1998TesttreatmentSF,
  title={Test-treatment strategies for patients suspected of having Lyme disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Geoff Nichol and David T. Dennis and Allen C. Steere and R. N. C. Lightfoot and George Clifford Wells and Bernadette Shea and Peter Tugwell},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={37-48}
}
Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in North America [1], is often misdiagnosed or treated inappropriately [2]. Most patients referred for assessment of suspected Lyme disease had other major diagnoses [3]. In a community with a low prevalence of disease, 60% of serologic tests for Lyme disease were performed as part of a battery of tests to investigate vague symptoms [4]. Eighty-three percent of surveyed physicians reported that they would treat a patient suspected of having Lyme… CONTINUE READING

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