Estrogen use in postmenopausal women--costs, risks, and benefits.

  • M C Weinstein
  • Published 1980 in The New England journal of medicine


The cost effectiveness of estrogen use in postmenopausal women was analyzed with use of data from the medical and epidemiologic literature. Risks of endometrial cancer, uterine bleeding, and gallbladder disease were weighed against benefits associated with relief of menopausal symptoms and with prevention of osteoporosis and consequent fractures. Net… (More)


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