To provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of currently available data regarding the effectiveness of mammography screening for women ages 40-49.
A non-Federal, nonadvocate, 12-member panel representing the fields of oncology, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, public health, and epidemiology and including patient representatives.
In addition, 32 experts in oncology, surgical oncology, radiology, public health, and epidemiology, presented data to the panel and to a conference audience of 1,100.
The literature was searched through Medline and an extensive bibliography of references was provided to the panel and the conference audience.
Experts prepared abstracts with relevant citations from the literature.
Scientific evidence was given precedence over clinical anecdotal experience.
The panel, answering predefined questions, developed its conclusions based on the scientific evidence presented in open forum and the scientific literature.
The panel composed a draft statement that was read in its entirety and circulated to the experts and the audience for comment.
Thereafter, the panel resolved conflicting recommendations and released a revised draft statement at the end of the conference.
The final statement with a minority report was completed within several weeks after the conference. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Postménopause, Mammographie, Dépistage, Conférence consensus, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Imagerie médicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Postmenopause, Mammography, Medical screening, Consensus conference, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis, Medical imagery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0510971
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 13/02/1998.