Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening colonoscopy vs. Sigmoidoscopy and alternative strategies Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Health Care Costs
  • Occult Blood
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years

abstract

  • Screening colonoscopy may be cost-effective compared with FIT and sigmoidoscopy, depending on the relative rates of screening uptake and adherence and the protective benefit of colonoscopy in the proximal colon. Colonoscopy's cost-effectiveness compared with sigmoidoscopy is contingent on the ability to deliver ~50% protection against CRC in the proximal colon.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ajg.2012.380

PubMed ID

  • 23247579

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 120

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 108

number

  • 1