Journal article

The cost-effectiveness of mammography screening: Evidence from a microsimulation model for New Zealand

KL Szeto, NJ Devlin

HEALTH POLICY | ELSEVIER SCI IRELAND LTD | Published : 1996

Abstract

Mammography screening currently represents the only means by which the mortality rate from breast cancer can be modified substantially. A national mammography screening programme is being considered for New Zealand, and pilot programmes were established in two regions (Otago/Southland and Waikato) in 1991 to determine the potential costs and benefits of mammography for New Zealand women. The aim of this paper is to explore the cost-effectiveness of mammography screening in New Zealand relative to no screening, and to examine the marginal change in costs and benefits of altering programme characteristics such as the age of women invited and screening frequency. Cost-effectiveness is measured ..

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