Slide 34. Judging Evidence of Benefit of Mammography

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 34. Judging Evidence of Benefit of Mammography

Judging Evidence of Benefit of Mammography

  • There is convincing evidence that screening with film mammography reduces breast cancer mortality, with a greater absolute reduction for women aged 50 to 74 years than for women aged 40 to 49 years.
  • The strongest evidence for the greatest benefit is among women aged 60 to 69 years.

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Internet Citation: Slide 34. Judging Evidence of Benefit of Mammography: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld34.html