Slide 38. Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms of Mammography

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

Slide 38. Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms of Mammography

Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms of Mammography

Benefits:

  • Percentage of mortality reduction.
  • Cancer deaths averted per 1000 women.
  • Life years gained
    • "life-year": a measure of the quantity of life lived.
    • may be expressed as "life years expected per 1000 people" for an intervention strategy.

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Internet Citation: Slide 38. Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms 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/tfmethodsld38.html