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Cost-Effectiveness of Double Reading versus Single Reading of Mammograms in a Breast Cancer Screening Programme

Objectives The usual practice in breast cancer screening programmes for mammogram interpretation is to perform double reading. However, little is known about its cost-effectiveness in the context of digital mammography. Our purpose was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of double reading versus single reading of digital mammograms in a population-based breast cancer screening...

The effect of information about the benefits and harms of mammography on women’s decision-making: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Viñals, Laia Viñals, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Marta Ortega, Sandra Pla, Anna Pons-Rodríguez, Montserrat Rué, and Jorge Soler; URV (University Rovira i Virgili), Reus: Misericòrdia Carles, Maria José

Cost-effectiveness analysis of dabigatran and anticoagulation monitoring strategies of vitamin K antagonist

Background Vitamin K antagonists are commonly used for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Patient self-monitoring of vitamin K antagonists has proved superior to usual care. Dabigatran has been shown, relative to warfarin, to reduce thromboembolic events without increasing bleeding. Methods We constructed a Markov model to compare vitamin K self-monitoring strategies to...

Competing risks to breast cancer mortality in Catalonia

Background Breast cancer mortality has experienced important changes over the last century. Breast cancer occurs in the presence of other competing risks which can influence breast cancer incidence and mortality trends. The aim of the present work is: 1) to assess the impact of breast cancer deaths among mortality from all causes in Catalonia (Spain), by age and birth cohort and...