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A national screening programme for atrial fibrillation is likely to represent a cost-effective use of resources, with systematic opportunistic screening more likely to be cost-effective than systematic population screening

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Nicky J Welton, Alexandra McAleenan, Howard HZ Thom, Philippa Davies, Will Hollingworth, Julian PT Higgins, George Okoli, Jonathan AC Sterne, Gene Feder, Diane Eaton, Aroon Hingorani, Christopher Fawsitt, Trudie Lobban, Peter Bryden, Alison Richards & Reecha Sofat.

Nicky J Welton 1,*, Alexandra McAleenan 1, Howard HZ Thom 1, Philippa Davies 1, Will Hollingworth 1, Julian PT Higgins 1, George Okoli 1, Jonathan AC Sterne 1, Gene Feder 1, Diane Eaton 2, Aroon Hingorani 3, Christopher Fawsitt 1, Trudie Lobban 4,5, Peter Bryden 1, Alison Richards 1, Reecha Sofat 6

1 School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
2 AntiCoagulation Europe, Bromley, UK
3 Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
4 Atrial Fibrillation Association, Shipston on Stour, UK
5 Arrythmia Alliance, Shipston on Stour, UK
6 Division of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Science, University College London, London, UK
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