A breast cancer screening program mainly aims at reducing mortality.
However, it also has an effect, often not assessed, on the utilization of health care resources that is relevant to health care policy making.
Using a simulation model, this paper forecasts the impact of introducing a breast cancer screening program on the utilization of resources for the primary therapy of breast cancer.
The most important consequences from a health care point of view will be an increased use of breast-conserving therapy and an increased need for postoperative radiotherapy ; there will also be a higher number of women diagnosed with noninvasive breast cancer.
The results of this study could provide support for health care decision making by showing the consequences of policy decisions on the introduction of screening programs for health care utilization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire, Modèle simulation, Prédiction, Traitement, Utilisation, Service santé, Espagne, Europe, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Human, Female, Sanitary program, Simulation model, Prediction, Treatment, Use, Health service, Spain, Europe, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0306483
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 27/11/1998.