Slide 41. 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 41. Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms of Mammography

Putting it all Together: Balancing Benefits and Harms of Mammography

  • Screening between the ages of 50 and 69 years produced a projected 17% (range, 15% to 23%) reduction in mortality (compared with no screening).
  • Extending the age range produced only minor improvements (additional 3% reduction from starting at age 40 years and 7% from extending to age 79).

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Internet Citation: Slide 41. 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/tfmethodsld41.html