In 1991, Medicare began covering screening mammograms subject to copayment and deductible.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of Medicare in removing financial barriers to screening mammography among low-income older women.
In an inner-city public hospital's General Medicine Clinic, 1 19 consecutive, eligible, and consenting Medicare-enrolled women without known risk factors for breast cancer other than age, and no mammogram in the previous 2 years, were entered into a randomized controlled trial with follow-up after 2 months.
The mean age was 71 years ; 77% were black, 92% had an annual income below $10 000, and 52% had had a previous mam mogram.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Mammographie, Coût, Revenu, Dépistage, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Faible, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammography, Costs, Tempering, Medical screening, Human, Sex, Female, Low, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0662373
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.