The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Bilthoven, Netherlands

The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Bilthoven, Netherlands
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PubMed | Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and Erasmus University Rotterdam
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gut | Year: 2015

In May 2011, the Dutch government decided to implement a national programme for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using biennial faecal immunochemical test screening between ages 55 and 75. Decision modelling played an important role in informing this decision, as well as in the planning and implementation of the programme afterwards. In this overview, we illustrate the value of models in informing resource allocation in CRC screening using the role that decision modelling has played in the Dutch CRC screening programme as an example.

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