Valuing the health states associated with breast cancer screening programmes: A systematic review of economic measures
Hannah L Bromley, Dennis Petrie, G Bruce Mann, Carolyn Nickson, Daniel Rea, Tracy E Roberts
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019
Policy decisions regarding breast cancer screening and treatment programmes may be misplaced unless the decision process includes the appropriate utilities and disutilities of mammography screening and its sequelae. The objectives of this study were to critically review how economic evaluations have valued the health states associated with breast cancer screening, and appraise the primary evidence informing health state utility values (cardinal measures of quality of life). A systematic review was conducted up to September 2018 of studies that elicited or used utilities relevant to mammography screening. The methods used to elicit utilities and the quality of the reported values were tabulat..View full abstract
This research was funded by a Melbourne International Research Scholarship, through a joint PhD studentship between the Universities of Birmingham and Melbourne as part of the Universitas 21 initiative. The authors thank the late Professor Adele Francis for her expertise and advice on breast cancer screening and treatment pathways in informing the analysis of the health states.