Journal article

The financial impact of a breast cancer detected within and outside of screening: lessons from the Australian Lifepool cohort

Karinna Saxby, Carolyn Nickson, G Bruce Mann, Louiza Velentzis, Hannah L Bromley, Pietro Procopio, Karen Canfell, Dennis Petrie

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the government and out-of-pocket community costs (out-of-hospital medical services and prescription medicines) associated with screen-detected and community-detected cancers (i.e. cancers detected outside of Australia's organised screening program [BreastScreen]). METHODS: We analyse administrative data on government-subsidised medical services and prescription medicines for 568 Victorian women diagnosed with breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Using multivariable regression analysis, we estimate the government and out-of-pocket community costs incurred in the three years after diagnosis for screen-detected cancers and community-detected cancers. Additio..

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