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Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs US $4B a year

Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on ...

Apr 06, 2015
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With breast cancer treatment, you do get what you pay for

Despite concerns about the increasing costs of treating illnesses like breast cancer, higher treatment costs are linked to better survival rates, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Cancer Outcomes ...

Apr 06, 2015
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Health Affairs

Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed health care policy academic journal founded in 1981. The journal has 10,000 domestic and international subscribers and is highly influential in the field; the Washington Post has described it as "the bible of health policy". According to the journal's homepage, it "is consulted by 55% of staff members on U.S. congressional committees of jurisdiction in health — ahead of JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine". Health Affairs is indexed and/or abstracted in PubMed, Medline, EBSCOhost, EBSCO EJS, ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis; Current Contents/Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences; and SwetsWise Online Content.

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