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Economic Models of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Average-Risk Adults

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Authors: ; . Editors: Michael Pignone, Louise Russell, and Judith Wagner.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09539-5
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
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The Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) National Cancer Policy Board (NCPB) convened the workshop, “Economic Models of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Average-Risk Adults” on January 26-27, 2004, to explore the reasons for differences among leading CEA (cost-effectiveness analysis) models of CRC (colorectal cancer) screening. Participants discussed the results of a collaborative pre-workshop exercise undertaken by five research teams that have developed and maintained comprehensive models of CRC screening in average-risk adults. The purpose of the exercise was to provide workshop participants with insights into each model's structure and assumptions and possible explanations for differences in their published analyses. Workshop participants also examined the current state of knowledge on key inputs to the models with a view toward identifying areas where further research may be warranted.