Costs and Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Elderly

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In this paper OTA summarizes the evidence on the effectiveness and costs of colorectal cancer screening in the elderly and explores the implications for Medicare of offering this preventive technology as a Medicare benefit. Nowhere are the hard choices between potential medical benefits and high costs illustrated more clearly than with this cancer screening technology.

Creator(s): United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 1990
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • Creation: September 1990
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In this paper OTA summarizes the evidence on the effectiveness and costs of colorectal cancer screening in the elderly and explores the implications for Medicare of offering this preventive technology as a Medicare benefit. Nowhere are the hard choices between potential medical benefits and high costs illustrated more clearly than with this cancer screening technology.

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62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Series Title: Preventive health services under Medicare. Paper; 5
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 9013
  • SUDOC: Y 3.T 22/2:2 C 16/4
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