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

Rembold, Christopher M.
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p57
Academic Journal
The author reflects upon the results of 7 year follow-up on the impact of ultrasonic imaging for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), on the mortality of older men. He states that the follow-up revealed that men who were offered ultrasonic screening for AAA, showed reduction in mortality, in contrast to men who were not offered the screening. He mentions the characteristics on which the occurrence of AAA depends and assesses the number needed to screen (NNS) to prevent death from AAA.


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