Critical appraisal:Hirst NG, Gordon LG, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, Barendregt JJ 2011

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Critical Appraisal

Article being appraised

Hirst NG, Gordon LG, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, Barendregt JJ. Is endoscopic surveillance for non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus cost-effective? Review of economic evaluations. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011 Feb;26(2):247-54 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21261712.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

systematic review — The review is consolidating health economic studies that investigate if endoscopic surveillance for non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is cost-effective. The studies included in the review are all the same study design i.e. cost-effectiveness studies using Markov modelling techniques.

Number of Patients:

0


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Risk of bias
Low risk of bias Comments: I was one of the reviewers/authors of this review paper.

Risk of bias assessment: systematic review

Studies included in the review
Was an adequate search strategy used?
Very thorough – included appropriate search terms and databases
Were the inclusion criteria appropriate and applied in an unbiased way?
Yes – pre-specified inclusion criteria applied independently by two people
Were the studies assessed for quality (relating to the minimisation of biases)?
Yes – appropriate quality issues were assessed independently by two people
Were the characteristics and results of individual studies appropriately summarised?
Yes – summary descriptive tables of subjects, interventions, outcomes etc are provided and estimates of treatment effect displayed
The following questions are only relevant for systematic reviews that pooled data
Were the methods used for pooling the data appropriate?
No response
If there was heterogeneity, were sources of heterogeneity explored?
No response
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Louisa Gordon


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Article
Hirst NG, Gordon LG, Whiteman DC, Watson DI, Barendregt JJ. Is endoscopic surveillance for non-dysplastic Barrett's esophagus cost-effective? Review of economic evaluations. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011 Feb;26(2):247-54 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21261712.
Assigned to
User:Louisa.gordon
Topic area
Guidelines:Barrett's/Surveillance and follow-up
Clinical question
Form
Form:Critical appraisal


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