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Cost-effectiveness of enhanced liver fibrosis test to assess liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C virus and alcoholic liver disease patients
Marcelo Soto, Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Laura Sampietro-Colom, Health Technology Assessment Unit, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Luis Lasalvia, Siemens Healthcare, Tarrytown, NY 10591, United States
Aurea Mira, Wladimiro Jiménez, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clínic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Aurea Mira, Wladimiro Jiménez, Department of Biomedicine, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Wladimiro Jiménez, Miquel Navasa, IDIBAPS, CIBERehd, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Miquel Navasa, Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Author contributions: Soto M, Sampietro-Colom L, Lasalvia L, Mira A, Jiménez W and Navasa M conceived and designed the study; Soto M, Sampietro-Colom L and Navasa M analyzed the data; Soto M, Sampietro-Colom L, Lasalvia L and Navasa M wrote the paper.
Supported by Siemens. Marcelo Soto received financial support from Plataforma ITEMAS PT13/0006/0009 (FCRB PI043029, partially).
Conflict-of-interest statement: Lasalvia L owns shares of Siemens and is a Siemens employee. Navasa M reports grants from Siemens, during the conduct of the study. Jiménez W reports grants from Siemens, prior the conduct of the study. Siemens has issued patents on ELF.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Marcelo Soto, Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica, Roselló 149-153, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. email@example.com
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Received: November 4, 2016
Peer-review started: November 21, 2016
First decision: December 28, 2016
Revised: March 3, 2017
Accepted: March 15, 2017
Article in press: March 15, 2017
Published online: May 7, 2017