Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Cost-Effectiveness of Using Private and Medicare Insurance in Community-Based Health Care Facilities.

Title

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Cost-Effectiveness of Using Private and Medicare Insurance in Community-Based Health Care Facilities.

Creator

Hunter Sara A; Morris Colleen; Nelson Karl; Snyder Brandon J; Poulton Thomas B

Publisher

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

Date

2017
2017-05

Description

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a cost-effective alternative to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for both Medicare and privately insured patients undergoing screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective data analysis was performed between July 15, 2013, and July 14, 2014, with data on women presenting for screening mammography that included any additional radiologic workup (n = 6319). Patients chose to undergo DBT or FFDM on the basis of personal preference, physician suggestion, and cost difference. The summation of findings over the

Subject

Female; Humans; Retrospective Studies; United States; breast cancer; Breast Neoplasms/*diagnostic imaging; *Cost-Benefit Analysis; Biopsy/methods; cost-effectiveness; digital breast tomosynthesis; Mammography/*economics; Medicare/*economics; screening mammography; Insurance; Health/*economics

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1171–1175

Issue

5

Volume

208

Citation

Hunter Sara A; Morris Colleen; Nelson Karl; Snyder Brandon J; Poulton Thomas B, “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Cost-Effectiveness of Using Private and Medicare Insurance in Community-Based Health Care Facilities.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5081.

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