Time from sexually transmitted infection acquisition to pelvic inflammatory disease development: influence on the cost-effectiveness of different screening intervals.

@article{Smith2007TimeFS,
  title={Time from sexually transmitted infection acquisition to pelvic inflammatory disease development: influence on the cost-effectiveness of different screening intervals.},
  author={Kenneth J. Smith and Robert L. Cook and Mark S. Roberts},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={358-66}
}
OBJECTIVES To prevent pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), some experts recommend screening for sexually transmitted infection (STI) every 12 months, with more frequent screening suggested in higher-risk women. Nevertheless, the time from STI acquisition to PID development, possibly an important factor to consider in screening interval choice, is unknown and its influence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening is unclear. METHODS Using a Markov model, we estimated PID cases… CONTINUE READING

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