Slide 35. Judging Evidence of Harm of Mammography

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

Slide 35. Judging Evidence of Harm of Mammography

Judging Evidence of Harm of Mammography

There is adequate evidence that the overall harms associated with mammography are moderate for every age group considered.

False-positive results are more common for women aged 40 to 49 years, whereas "overdiagnosis" is a greater concern for women in the older age groups.

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Internet Citation: Slide 35. Judging Evidence of Harm 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/tfmethodsld35.html