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Sometimes sensitive, seldom specific: a review of the economics of screening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8269046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As the policy relevance of screening has increased, the application of the techniques of economic evaluation to screening has become widespread. This paper critically reviews the literature, and in so doing, highlights several ways in which future evaluations might be improved. These include: the adoption of a broader perspective regarding the questions to be addressed and the relevant margins; a reconsideration of the nature of the benefits and how they might be valued; and a greater emphasis being placed upon the role of individual behaviour and its potential impact on the outcome of economic evaluations.
J Cairns; P Shackley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health economics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1057-9230     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Econ     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-03     Completed Date:  1994-02-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306780     Medline TA:  Health Econ     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Efficiency, Organizational / economics
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Great Britain
Health Behavior
Mass Screening / economics*,  organization & administration,  standards
Models, Econometric
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) / economics*
Patient Education as Topic
Quality of Life*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Value of Life*

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