Revisions in the risk-based Breast Cancer Screening Program at Group Health Cooperative.

@article{Taplin1990RevisionsIT,
  title={Revisions in the risk-based Breast Cancer Screening Program at Group Health Cooperative.},
  author={Stephen Hunt Taplin and Robert Thompson and F Schnitzer and Claudia Pinard Anderman and V. Immanuel},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1990},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={812-8}
}
To pursue the goal of achieving regular use of mammography in women 40 years of age and older, a risk-based selective approach to screening was implemented at a 400,000-member managed health care system in the Northwest in 1985. This article describes the context for this approach to selective screening and reviews revisions in the algorithm used to determine when and how a woman should be screened. Changes made in 1988 with respect to age criteria, intervals for mammography, and which risk… CONTINUE READING

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