Table 1Decision problem

ScopeApproach taken
PopulationPeople with polyps including adenomas in the colon and rectumPeople aged 50 years who have adenomas removed in the colon and rectum at baseline colonoscopy
InterventionsColonoscopic surveillance using colonoscopy, chromoscopy, computerised tomography colonoscopy, narrow band imaging, double-barium contrast enemaColonoscopic surveillance using colonoscopy
ComparatorNo colonoscopic surveillanceNo colonoscopic surveillance
Outcome(s)Costs, quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and cost per QALY gainedCost per QALY gained

From: Appendix 8, Cost-effectiveness analysis of colonoscopic surveillance: adenomas

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