Mammography underutilization among older women in Connecticut.

  title={Mammography underutilization among older women in Connecticut.},
  author={Jeanette Preston and Jeanne D. Scinto and Weijia Ni and Yun Wang and Deron H. Galusha and Augusto Francisco Schulz and Marcia K. Petrillo},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={45 11},
OBJECTIVES The primary goals were to examine mammography use rates among older women in Connecticut and to determine if there was significant variation among different areas and racial groups in the state. The secondary goal was to examine what impact the initiation of Medicare reimbursement for mammography screening has had on mammography use. DESIGN Statewide use rates were determined by retrospective Medicare Part B mammography claims analysis. Small area analysis methodology (SAA) was… CONTINUE READING

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