2009 - Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men 65 to 74 years of age was cost-effective for AAA mortality at 10 years

Willett, Laura Rees; Thompson, S. G.
November 2009
ACP Journal Club;11/17/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 5, p13
Academic Journal
The article presents information about a clinical trial which analyzed the long-term cost effectiveness of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men. The subjects of the study were selected from 4 centers in Great Britain and they were 65 to 74 years of age. Results show that AAA-related mortality reduced in the group which attended screening. It was also found that screening was cost-effective at 10-year follow-up.


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