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Tegen de invoering van een bevolkingsprogramma voor opsporing van dikkedarmkanker. [Pro en contra]

Bonneux, L.G.A. (2008) Tegen de invoering van een bevolkingsprogramma voor opsporing van dikkedarmkanker. [Pro en contra]. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 152, 1777-. ISSN 0028-2162.

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Abstract

Arguments against implementing a population-based screening programme for colorectal cancer. – Screening healthy people at low risk of colorectal cancer using faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) is an old method that was proven effective in reducing colorectal cancer mortality in randomised controlled trials published in 1993-1996. Screening reduced colorectal cancer mortality by 1 per 10,000 person-years and increased colonoscopy rates by 50 per 10,000 person-years. Population screening increases the annual cost of the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer by at least 35%. Physicians and other well-informed citizens rarely undergo colorectal cancer screening. In prioritising health care needs, preference should be given to the needs of actual patients, rather than placing demands on healthy individuals.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Ned. Interdisc. Demografisch Instituut (NIDI)
ID Code:3907
Deposited On:26 Aug 2008 02:00
Last Modified:24 Apr 2012 16:49

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