Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the (i) benefits, (ii) harms and (iii) costs of continuing mammographic screening for women 70 years and over. DATA SOURCES AND SYNTHESIS: (i) We conducted a MEDLINE search (1966 - July 2000) for decision-analytic models estimating life-expectancy gains from screening in older women. The five studies meeting the inclusion criteria were critically appraised using standard criteria. We estimated relative benefit from each model's estimate of effectiveness of screening in o...Expand abstract
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