Cost-effectiveness of detecting breast cancer in lower socioeconomic status African American and Hispanic women through mobile mammography services.
Lower socioeconomic status African American and Hispanic women suffer from later-stage detection of breast cancer and higher mortality rates than other American women.
Low-cost mobile mammography offers one approach to mitigate this problem.
This article identifies the economic costs and cost-effectiveness ofoperating a mobile mammography program targeting indigent populations.
Costs are derived from a current mobile mammography service for a range ofoperating volume conditions and are applied to different detection rates to determine the cost-effectiveness ofprograms designed to reach different age, racial, and ethnic segments of indigent populations.
Results from this work have broad policy implications and form a foundation for future economic and policy analysis in this area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité mobile, Mammographie, Dépistage, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Statut socioéconomique, Faible, Noir américain, Latinoaméricain, Ethnie, Homme, Femelle, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé, Radiodiagnostic, Glande mammaire pathologie, Prévention, Programme sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mobile unit, Mammography, Medical screening, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Socioeconomic status, Low, Black American, Latinamerican, Ethnic group, Human, Female, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy, Radiodiagnosis, Mammary gland diseases, Prevention, Sanitary program
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Cote : 98-0168796
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/07/1998.