Improving the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer | The University of York Centre for Health Economics
In diagnosing prostate cancer, the objective is to find the men with clinically significant prostate cancer, who are at high risk of metastases and who benefit the most from immediate treatment.
This economic evaluation examines a model which simulates the long-term costs and health consequences of immediate diagnosis and treatment compared with monitoring. By linking the diagnosis outcomes with the long-term costs and consequences, the model evaluates the costs and health consequences of the different diagnosis strategies over the patients’ expected lifetime.
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