TITLE

Screening ultrasongography for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced mortality in older men and was cost-effective in the long term

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a study, that focused on impact of ultrasonic imaging for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), on the mortality in older men, and its cost-effectiveness in long term. Also mentioned is the follow-up period, the setting of the study, its procedure and outcome. It concludes that the use of ultrasonic imaging for AAA, in older men, reduces mortality and is cost-effective in the long term.
ACCESSION #
28019853

 

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