Costs and Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Elderly

One of 4 reports in the series: Preventive health services under Medicare. Paper available on this site.

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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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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. 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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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Costs and Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Elderly, report, September 1990; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39653/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.