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The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population

The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION HEALTH CARE REFORM The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population Cary P. Gross, MD; Jessica B. Long, MPH; Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS; Maysa M. Abu-Khalaf, MD; Rong Wang, PhD; Brigid K. Killelea, MD, MPH; Heather T. Gold, PhD; Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MA, MPH, MSc; Xiaomei Ma, PhD Background: Little is known about the cost to Medi- respectively. For women 75 years or older, annual screen- care of breast cancer screening or whether regional- ing-related expenditures exceeded $410 million. Age- level screening expenditures are associated with cancer standardized screening-related cost per beneficiary varied stage at diagnosis or treatment costs, particularly be- more than 2-fold across regions (from $42 to $107 per cause newer breast cancer screening technologies, like beneficiary); digital screening mammography and CAD digital mammography and computer-aided detection accounted for 65% of the difference in screening-related (CAD), have diffused into the care of older women. cost between HRRs in the highest and lowest quartiles of cost. Women residing in HRRs with high screening Methods: Using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiol- costs were more likely to be diagnosed as having early- ogy, and End Results–Medicare database, we identified stage cancer (incidence rate ratio, 1.78 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1397
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23303200
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION HEALTH CARE REFORM The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population Cary P. Gross, MD; Jessica B. Long, MPH; Joseph S. Ross, MD, MHS; Maysa M. Abu-Khalaf, MD; Rong Wang, PhD; Brigid K. Killelea, MD, MPH; Heather T. Gold, PhD; Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MA, MPH, MSc; Xiaomei Ma, PhD Background: Little is known about the cost to Medi- respectively. For women 75 years or older, annual screen- care of breast cancer screening or whether regional- ing-related expenditures exceeded $410 million. Age- level screening expenditures are associated with cancer standardized screening-related cost per beneficiary varied stage at diagnosis or treatment costs, particularly be- more than 2-fold across regions (from $42 to $107 per cause newer breast cancer screening technologies, like beneficiary); digital screening mammography and CAD digital mammography and computer-aided detection accounted for 65% of the difference in screening-related (CAD), have diffused into the care of older women. cost between HRRs in the highest and lowest quartiles of cost. Women residing in HRRs with high screening Methods: Using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiol- costs were more likely to be diagnosed as having early- ogy, and End Results–Medicare database, we identified stage cancer (incidence rate ratio, 1.78

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 11, 2013

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