Cost utility analysis is the preferred method of analysis when quality of life instead is an important outcome of the project being appraised.
However, there are several methodological issues to be resolved in implementing cost utility analysis, including whether to use generalised measures or direct disease specific outcome assessment, the choice of measurement technique, and the combination of different health states.
Screening for breast cancer meets this criterion as mammographic screening has been shown to reduce mortality; and it is said that earlier treatment frequently results in less radical surgery so that women are offered the additional benefit of improved quality of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Dépistage, Mammographie, Radiodiagnostic, Exploration, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé, Qualité vie, Australie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Medical screening, Mammography, Radiodiagnosis, Exploration, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy, Quality of life, Australia, Oceania, Human
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