Cost-effectiveness of detecting breast cancer in lower socioeconomic status African American and hispanic women through mobile mammography services

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Abstract

Lower socioeconomic status African American and Hispanic women suffer from later-stage detection of breast cancer and higher mortality rates than other American women. Low-cost mobile mammography offers one approach to mitigate this problem. This article identifies the economic costs and cost- effectiveness of operating a mobile mammography program targeting indigent populations. Costs are derived from a current mobile mammography service for a range of operating volume conditions and are applied to different detection rates to determine the cost-effectiveness of programs designed to reach different age, racial, and ethnic segments of indigent populations. Results from this work have broad policy implications and form a foundation for future economic and policy analysis in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-115
Number of pages17
JournalMedical Care Research and Review
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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