Frequency and predictive value of a mammographic recommendation for short-interval follow-up.

@article{Yasmeen2003FrequencyAP,
  title={Frequency and predictive value of a mammographic recommendation for short-interval follow-up.},
  author={Shagufta Yasmeen and Patrick S. Romano and Mary B Pettinger and Rowan Chlebowski and John Adam Robbins and Dorothy S Lane and Susan Lee Hendrix},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={429-36}
}
BACKGROUND A recommendation for short-interval follow-up of "probably benign finding" is associated with up to 11% of screening mammograms, but its predictive value for breast cancer is unclear. We examined the predictive values (i.e., the percentage of women with a diagnosis of breast cancer 2 years after a short-interval follow-up recommendation) and likelihood ratios (derived from the pretest and post-test odds of breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative sample) for breast cancer that… CONTINUE READING

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