Comparative Value of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Testing in Combination or Individually for Patient Monitoring: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness


( Last Updated : April 8, 2015)
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  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of paired erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) compared with ESR or CRP alone for monitoring adult patients?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of paired ESR and CRP compared with ESR or CRP alone for monitoring adult patients?

  3. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of ESR compared with CRP for monitoring adult patients?

  4. What is the cost-effectiveness of ESR compared with CRP for monitoring adult patients?


Key Message

One systematic review and 30 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of ESR and CRP compared with ESR or CRP alone, or ESR compared with CRP for monitoring adult patients.