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Letters Investigating thyroid nodules

What about the cost?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 07 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1370
  1. Piero Baglioni, consultant physician1,
  2. Oneybuchi Okosieme, consultant physician1
  1. 1Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9DT
  1. piero.baglioni{at}

    As practising clinicians, we believe that Mehanna and colleagues’ review on investigating thyroid nodules should have been accompanied by a formal cost-benefit analysis because of its potential public health implications.1

    As the authors acknowledge, ultrasonography detects thyroid nodules …

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