Table 1

Summary of results of four trials comparing a Helicobacter pylori test and treat strategy with prompt endoscopy

ReferencePrimary care and treatment costsImprovement in dyspepsiaImprovement in quality of lifePatient satisfaction
N/A, not applicable.
*In a subgroup of H pylori negative patients.
Duggan and colleagues7SameSameSameEndoscopy better
Jones and colleagues8SameN/AN/AN/A
Heaney and colleagues9N/ATest and treat strategy betterSameN/A
Lassen and colleagues10SameSameSameEndoscopy better*