Tyrol Prostate Cancer Demonstration Project: early detection, treatment, outcome, incidence and mortality.
Georg Bartsch, Wolfgang Horninger, Helmut Klocker, Alexandre Pelzer, Jasmin Bektic, Wilhelm Oberaigner, Harald Schennach, Georg Schäfer, Ferdinand Frauscher, Mathieu Boniol, Gianluca Severi, Chris Robertson, Peter Boyle, undefined Tyrol Prostate Cancer Screening Group
BJU Int | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a well-controlled programme of early detection and treatment of prostate cancer in the population of Tyrol, Austria, where such a programme of early detection and treatment was initiated in 1988 and where prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing was offered for free to all men aged 45-75 years from 1993. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Comparison of prostate cancer mortality rates in Tyrol and the rest of Austria was accomplished through a generalized additive model. A piecewise linear change-point Poisson regression model was used to compare mortality rates in Tyrol and the rest of Austria. Standardized mortality ratios were calculated with reference to the ..View full abstract