The costs of mammography screening in New Zealand: evidence from the pilot programmes.
A Menon, NJ Devlin, AK Richardson
The New Zealand medical journal | Published : 1994
AIMS: To measure the public health service costs associated with New Zealand's pilot mammography screening programmes. To compare the early evidence on cost per woman screened and per cancer detected in those programmes to that of overseas screening programmes. To estimate the cost of introducing a national screening programme in New Zealand. METHODS: Costs in each screening centre were obtained by a careful examination of screening budgets and public health service accounts; these were inflation adjusted using a consumers price index, and analysed in terms of equivalent annual operating costs. RESULTS: In the first year of screening the cost per woman screened (in $1991) was $182 in..View full abstract