Published in Oncology Business Week, July 2nd, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "CRC incidence rises with age, and most CRC arises from adenomatous polyps. It was therefore hypothesized that increased use of CRC screening and polypectomy in younger persons might yield CRC-related savings later in life for payers such as Medicare. Using a decision analytic Markov model, the impact of increased CRC screening uptake on healthcare payers for younger Americans versus payers for older Americans, such as Medicare, was projected."
"As screening uptake increased, CRC incidence and mortality decreased, and annual costs related to CRC care...
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