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Cost effectiveness of initial endoscopy for dyspepsia in patients over age 50 years: a randomised controlled trial in primary care.

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BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia can be managed by initial endoscopy and treatment based on endoscopic findings, or by empirical prescribing. We aimed to determine the cost effectiveness of initial endoscopy compared with usual management in patients with dyspepsia over age 50 years presenting to their primary care physician. METHODS: 422 patients were recruited and randomly assigned to initial endoscopy or usual management. Primary outcomes were effect of treatment on dyspepsia symptoms and cost effect...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
356
Issue:
9246
Pages:
1965-1969
Publication date:
2000-12-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:8ed8c7f6-1fdf-48fe-aabf-8e54b2484e93
Source identifiers:
223003
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pubs:223003

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