BACKGROUND: The objective of this research was to evaluate the outcomes and costs of alternative approaches to managing patients previously treated for peptic ulcer disease and Helicobacter pylori infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision-analytic model was used to compare (1a) urease breath testing (UBT) for assessment of H. pylori status versus (1b) observation without further testing or treatment, among patients who were symptom-free following initial antimicrobial and antisecretory the...Expand abstract
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Costs of managing Helicobacter pylori-infected ulcer patients after initial therapy.
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