October 2008. Volume 4. Number 3

En la actualidad no hay estudios de calidad suficiente que apoyen o rechacen el cribado sistemático de la talla en niños

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fayter D, Nixon J, Hartley S, Rithalis A, Butler G, Rudolf M et al. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of height-screening programmes during the primary school years:a systematic review. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:278-84
Reviewers: González de Dios J1, Rivas Juesas C2.
1Departamento de Pediatría. Hospital General Universitario de Alicante. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital de Sagunto. Valencia. España.
Correspondence: Javier González de Dios. Email: javier.gonzalezdedios@gmail.com
Reception date: 21/07/2008
Acceptance date: 28/07/2008
Publication date: 01/09/2009

Abstract

Authors’s conclusions: height screening in childhood is useful for diagnosis and treatment of underlying diseases, with an acceptable cost-effectiveness.

Reviewer’s commentary: the limitations of the studies included in the systematic review and peculiar assumptions (regarding QALY) in the economic assessment, require further research in this field (with controlled clinical trials) to define the real value of height screening to improve health in childhood.

How to cite this article

González de Dios J, Rivas Juesas C. En la actualidad no hay estudios de calidad suficiente que apoyen o rechacen el cribado sistemático de la talla en niños. Evid Pediatr. 2008;4:49.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Fayter D, Nixon J, Hartley S, Rithalis A, Butler G, Rudolf M et al. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of height-screening programmes during the primary school years:a systematic review. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93:278-84
Reviewers: González de Dios J1, Rivas Juesas C2.
1Departamento de Pediatría. Hospital General Universitario de Alicante. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital de Sagunto. Valencia. España.
Correspondence: Javier González de Dios. Email: javier.gonzalezdedios@gmail.com
Reception date: 21/07/2008
Acceptance date: 28/07/2008
Publication date: 01/09/2009

How to cite this article

González de Dios J, Rivas Juesas C. En la actualidad no hay estudios de calidad suficiente que apoyen o rechacen el cribado sistemático de la talla en niños. Evid Pediatr. 2008;4:49.

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