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Song H, Bergman A, Chen AT
Disruptions in preventive care: mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of this study was to measure the extent to which the provision of mammograms was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and surrounding guidelines. The data source for the study were de-identified summary data derived from medical claims and eligibility files were provided by Independence Blue Cross for women receiving mammograms. The investigators concluded that the provision of mammograms has been significantly disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Citation: Song H, Bergman A, Chen AT . Disruptions in preventive care: mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Serv Res 2021 Feb;56(1):95-101. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13596..
Keywords: Mammogram, Imaging, Screening, COVID-19, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Women, Prevention