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The Costs and Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening in Elderly Women

Description: This paper examines what is known about the course of cervical cancer in elderly women; the effectiveness of the Pap test and its accuracy in this age group; the relative costs and effectiveness of different screening test schedules for elderly women; and the implications of these findings for Medicare.
Date: February 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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Costs and Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Elderly

Description: 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.
Date: September 1990
Creator: Wagner, Judith L.; Duffy, Brigitte; Wadhwa, Sandeep & Jakubowski, Lara
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