Simulated lifetime costs of three types of employer-based, periodic, breast cancer screening programs for working-age women

R. I. Griffiths, C. B. Griffiths, N. R. Powe

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Purpose. To estimate the lifetime cost of three types of employer- sponsored breast cancer screening programs and to identify factors influencing cost. Design. A computerized decision analysis model was constructed to compare lifetime costs of providing breast cancer screening in each of three screening programs: on-site within an employer, mobile unit visiting the employer, and off-site. Subjects. Three hypothetical cohorts of 10,000 female employees 38 years of age at time of first screening. Intervention. A cohort was enrolled in each screening program and received screening from age 38 through age 64. Employees continued to receive benefits related to breast cancer until age 100 or death. Measures. Costs in the model included those for screening, workup for a suspicious mammogram, treatment for breast cancer, short-term losses in employee productivity, and disability due to breast cancer. Approach. The model was used to estimate the mean lifetime cost per employee, to the employer, of the On-Site program. This cost was compared to the cost of the other programs. Results. Mean lifetime cost per employee was $5,485 for the On-Site screening program. This cost was significantly (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-146
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

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Working Women
Early Detection of Cancer
employer
cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
costs
employee
female employee
Decision Support Techniques
model analysis
productivity
disability
death

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Simulated lifetime costs of three types of employer-based, periodic, breast cancer screening programs for working-age women. / Griffiths, R. I.; Griffiths, C. B.; Powe, N. R.

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