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Refutation and conjecture around consensus breast cancer screening guidelines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10662068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Public health policy making sometimes goes beyond dispassionate scientific review of data and program analysis to reflect the attitudes and promote the interests of various health care constituencies, professional organizations, consumer groups, and governmental bodies. This article recounts events that precipitated the issuance of guidance about the advisability of periodic screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age. It illustrates how a pragmatic choice was born from equal parts of data, the community's underlying value system, and political exigencies. Examining the policy making process will provide public health practitioners greater capacity to find workable solutions in their advocacy of better health for all.
D I Gregorio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1078-4659     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-28     Completed Date:  1999-12-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-8     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington 06030-6205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control*
Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
Guidelines as Topic*
Health Policy*
Middle Aged
United States

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