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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

fairies This BMJ contains categories of research papers that would not have appeared in the BMJ of 10 years ago or perhaps even five years ago. By chance rather than design, we are publishing today three economic evaluations. These papers are concerned not just with what works but with what is cost effective.

The first study cast doubts on the Cost effectiveness of screening patients under 45 with dyspepsia for Helicobacter pylori and then using eradication treatment for those who are infected (p1321). It takes about eight …

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