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Screening mammography program of British Columbia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2334009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an attempt to diagnose breast carcinoma as early as possible, a government-funded screening mammography program in British Columbia discovered 29 malignancies in the first 7,100 women screened. The program was carefully planned by a group consisting of representatives of all appropriate constituents. The screenees have demonstrated the anticipated increased frequency with increasing age and risk factors; in addition, the frequency of diagnosis is markedly lower in screenees who have had mammograms within the 2 previous years. Exclusive of equipment costs, amortization, and data processing, the cost per study is $33.81 (Canadian), resulting in a cost of $8,277.62 for each case diagnosed. This includes, for each study, an administrative fee of $1.00 as well as $1.00 devoted to continuing education for the reading radiologists. The success of the program has resulted in encouragement from the Health Ministry to expand rapidly throughout the Province, including use of a mobile van in more remote areas. Continued monitoring and peer review will ensure standard quality control in all of the screening facilities.
M G Clay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  159     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-07     Completed Date:  1990-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  radiography
British Columbia / epidemiology
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mammography* / economics
Mass Screening*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors

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