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Cost-effectiveness of screening for colorectal cancer with once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy and faecal occult blood test

Eline Aas ()

No 2008:6, HERO Online Working Paper Series from University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme

Abstract: On the basis of a randomized controlled trial we estimate the cost per life-year gained for six different strategies for colorectal cancer screening. Individuals in the age group 50 to 64 years were randomly selected for either flexible sigmoidoscopy or a combination of flexible sigmoidoscopy and a faecal occult blood test. A comprehensive dataset was collected from the trial to estimate costs and gained life-years. There are some indications that screening for colorectal cancer can be cost-effective, but the results are not statistically significant after this short follow-up period.

Keywords: Keywords – screening; cost-effectiveness analysis; colorectal cancer; multinomial logit; probabilistic sensitivity analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 C52 I10 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 47 pages
Date: 2009-06-02
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