Critical appraisal:Gerson LB, Groeneveld PW, Triadafilopoulos G 2004

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Gerson LB, Groeneveld PW, Triadafilopoulos G. Cost-effectiveness model of endoscopic screening and surveillance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004 Oct;2(10):868-79 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15476150.


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The article examines the cost effectiveness of screening a 50 yr old male with chronic reflux extending this through to oesphagectomy if Barretts is found and then becomes dysplastic including HGD. There is no differentiation between the costs of endoscopic therapy and resection for HGD only.


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Associate Professor Bernard Mark Smithers


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Article
Gerson LB, Groeneveld PW, Triadafilopoulos G. Cost-effectiveness model of endoscopic screening and surveillance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004 Oct;2(10):868-79 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15476150.
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