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Cost effectiveness analysis of different approaches of screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia.

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the cost effectiveness of strategies to screen for and treat familial hypercholesterolaemia. DESIGN: Cost effectiveness analysis. A care pathway for each patient was delineated and the associated probabilities, benefits, and costs were calculated. PARTICIPANTS: Simulated population aged 16-54 years in England and Wales. INTERVENTIONS: Identification and treatment of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia by universal screening, opportunistic screening in primary c...

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10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1303

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Wonderling, D More by this author
Thorogood, M More by this author
Lambert, H More by this author
Humphries, SE More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
324
Issue:
7349
Pages:
1303
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:d7d751cd-1d1f-45d4-bfab-ac5a313db284
Source identifiers:
72785
Local pid:
pubs:72785

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