Simulation of breast cancer screening: quality assessment of two protocols.

Title

Simulation of breast cancer screening: quality assessment of two protocols.

Creator

Carter KJ; Castro F; Kessler E; Erickson BA

Publisher

Journal for Healthcare Quality: Promoting Excellence in Healthcare

Date

2004
2004-11

Description

Healthcare professionals must make breast cancer screening decisions without the help of clear answers in current medical knowledge. This study used computer simulation to evaluate two screening protocols. The American Cancer Society (ACS) protocol comprising self-breast examination, professional breast examination and annual mammography was evaluated versus annual mammography alone. The effective frequency of mammography and the cost in the ACS protocol doubles the cost of mammography alone. Breast self-examination and clinical breast examination contributes to increased cost without any added health effects. These study results could be applied by healthcare professionals to assist their decision making for breast cancer screening.

Subject

Female; Neoplasm Staging; American Cancer Society; Computer Simulation; Health Policy; Mammography; Human; Funding Source; Quality Assessment; Protocols; Breast Examination; Breast Self-Examination; Breast Neoplasms – Prevention and Control; Cancer Screening – Economics; Cancer Screening – Methods

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

31–38

Issue

6

Volume

26

Citation

Carter KJ; Castro F; Kessler E; Erickson BA, “Simulation of breast cancer screening: quality assessment of two protocols.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6113.

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