Breast cancer screening facilities operated by the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) have recently been added to the existing geography of diagnostic mammography facilities in hospitals and private clinics in Eastern Ontario.
While diagnostic facilities require a physician's referral for access, the new centres offer mammograms by self-referral.
Other work has shown the utilization of mammography screening services to be quite low despite widespread acceptance of early diagnosis through mammographic screening as the best method to lower breast cancer mortality.
Major findings are that spatial variation does exist in attendance rates in the townships and census tracts surrounding the screening centre.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Mammographie, Utilisation, Accessibilité, Service santé, Variation géographique, Homme, Femelle, Prévention, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Mammography, Use, Accessibility, Health service, Geographical variation, Human, Female, Prevention, Ontario, Canada, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0679765
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.