Open Access Research article

Using resource modelling to inform decision making and service planning: the case of colorectal cancer screening in Ireland

Linda Sharp1*, Lesley Tilson2, Sophie Whyte3, Alan O Ceilleachair1, Cathal Walsh24, Cara Usher2, Paul Tappenden3, James Chilcott3, Anthony Staines5, Michael Barry2 and Harry Comber1

Author Affiliations

1 National Cancer Registry Ireland, Cork Airport Business Park, Kinsale Road, Cork, Ireland

2 National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

3 School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

4 Department of Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

5 School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:105  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-105

Published: 19 March 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure S1:

Simplified diagram of Markov states in natural history mode.

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Additional file 2: Table S1:

Sensitivity analysis: estimated numbers of diagnostic colonoscopies required and screen-detected cancers, for years one and 10, by screening scenario, as test sensitivity, test specificity and screening uptake vary around base-case values.

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Additional file 3: Table S2:

Scenario analysis: estimated screening-related resource use and health outcomes by year for alternative FIT implementation options: biennial FIT at 55-64 years, biennial FIT at 55-74 years (medium roll-out), and biennial FIT at 55-74 years (slow roll-out)1.

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