Critical appraisal:Gordon LG, Mayne GC, Hirst NG, Bright T, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, et al 2014 3

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Article being appraised

Gordon LG, Mayne GC, Hirst NG, Bright T, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, et al. Cost-effectiveness of endoscopic surveillance of non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc 2014 Feb 1;79(2):242-56 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24079411.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

health economic study

Number of Patients:

Not applicable



Evidence ratings

Risk of bias assessment: health economic study

Study design
The research question is stated
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The economic importance of the research question is stated
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The viewpoint(s) of the analysis are clearly stated and justified
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The rationale for choosing alternative programmes or interventions compared is stated
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The alternatives being compared are clearly described
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The form of economic evaluation used is stated
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The choice of form of economic evaluation is justified in relation to the questions addressed
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Data collection
The source(s) of effectiveness estimates used are stated
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Details of the design and results of effectiveness study are given (if based on a single study)
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Details of the methods of synthesis or meta-analysis of estimates are given (if based on a synthesis of a number of effectiveness studies)
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The primary outcome measure(s) for the economic evaluation are clearly stated
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Methods to value benefits are stated
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Details of the subjects from whom valuations were obtained were given
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Productivity changes (if included) are reported separately
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The relevance of productivity changes to the study question is discussed
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Quantities of resource use are reported separately from their unit costs
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Methods for the estimation of quantities and unit costs are described
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Currency and price data are recorded
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Details of currency of price adjustments for inflation or currency conversion are given
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Details of any model used are given
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The choice of model used and the key parameters on which it is based are justified
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Analysis and interpretation of results
Time horizon of costs and benefits is stated
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The discount rate(s) is stated
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The choice of discount rate(s) is justified
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An explanation is given if costs and benefits are not discounted
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Details of statistical tests and confidence intervals are given for stochastic data
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The approach to sensitivity analysis is given
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The choice of variables for sensitivity analysis is justified
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The range over which the variables are varied is justified
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Relevant alternatives are compared
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Incremental analysis is reported
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Major outcomes are presented in a desegregated as well as aggregated form
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The answer to the study question is given
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Conclusions follow from the data reported
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Conclusions are accompanied by the appropriate caveats
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Result of appraisal

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Reason for decision

health economic study, unrelated to risk factors


Completed by

Dr Henry To


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Article
Gordon LG, Mayne GC, Hirst NG, Bright T, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, et al. Cost-effectiveness of endoscopic surveillance of non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc 2014 Feb 1;79(2):242-56 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24079411.
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User:Henry.to
Topic area
Guidelines:Barrett's
Clinical question
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Form:Critical appraisal


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