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Treatment Strategies for Patients with Renal Colic: A Review of the Comparative Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: November 17, 2014
Project Number: RC0606-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of treatment strategies for patients with renal colic due to kidney stones?
  2. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies for patients with renal colic due to kidney stones?

Key Message

The literature search did not find evidence that compared clinical and cost effectiveness of conservative therapy to surgical therapy for patients with renal colic.