The accuracy and effectiveness of routine population screening with mammography, prostate-specific antigen, and prenatal ultrasound: a review of published scientific evidence.

@article{Woolf2001TheAA,
  title={The accuracy and effectiveness of routine population screening with mammography, prostate-specific antigen, and prenatal ultrasound: a review of published scientific evidence.},
  author={Steven H. Woolf},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={275-304}
}
  • Steven H. Woolf
  • Published 2001 in
    International journal of technology assessment in…
OBJECTIVE To review published data regarding the accuracy and effectiveness of three screening tests: mammography, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), and prenatal ultrasound. METHODS Published evidence regarding the accuracy and effectiveness of the three tests was collected by computerized literature search and supplemented by manual review of relevant bibliographies. RESULTS Screening mammograms lower breast cancer mortality by about 20%. Most data come from women aged 50-64 years; women… CONTINUE READING
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