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Effects of Expanding Health Screening on Treatment - What Should We Expect? What Can We Learn?

Rebecca Mary Myerson, Darius Lakdawalla, Lisandro D. Colantonio, Monika Safford, David Meltzer

NBER Working Paper No. 24347
Issued in February 2018, Revised in April 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful for valuable suggestions from Daniel Bennett, Marguerite Burns, Lenisa Chang, James Heckman, Richard Hirth, Bryant Kim, and Edward Norton, as well as participants of the NBER summer institute, ASHEcon, and APPAM conferences. This work was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [grant number U01 NS041588], the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [grant number R36HS023964-01], and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [grant numbers R01 HL080477 and K24 HL111154]. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institutes of Health, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. Representatives of the funding agency have been involved in the review of the manuscript but not directly involved in the collection, management, analysis or interpretation of the data.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Darius Lakdawalla ----

Dr. Lakdawalla holds equity in and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Precision Health Economics, which provides consulting services to firms in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. No funding or compensation was received for this particular study.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Lisandro D. Colantonio ----

The REGARDS study is supported by a cooperative agreement U01 NS041588 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Service. Representatives of the funding agency have been involved in the review of the manuscript but not directly involved in the collection, management, analysis or interpretation of the data. Additional support was provided by grants R01 HL080477 and K24 HL111154 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke or the National Institutes of Health. The authors thank the other investigators, the staff, and the participants of the REGARDS study for their valuable contributions. A full list of participating REGARDS investigators and institutions and further information about the study can be found at http://www.regardsstudy.org.

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