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The sensitivity of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in staging gastro-oesophageal cancers (GOCs) has been widely studied. However, the economic evidence of EUS staging in the management of patients with GOCs is scarce. This review aimed to examine all economic evidence (not limited to randomised controlled trials) of the use of EUS staging in the management of GOCs patients, and to offer a review of economic evidence on the costs, benefits (in terms of GOCs patients’ health-related quality of life), and economic implications of the use of EUS in staging GOCs patients.

Keywords

  • Costs, Effects, QALYs, Economic review, Endoscopic ultrasound, EUS staging, Staging techniques, Gastro-oesophageal cancers
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalBMC Cancer
Volume19
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2019
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