Evaluation of population-based mammmographic "service" screening: a case-control study of the Icelandic breast cancer screening program

Skaane, Per
November 2007
Acta Radiologica;Nov2007, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p941
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the impact of the population-based mammography screening program to the breast cancer mortality in Iceland. He highlights population-based mammography as more challenging and more problematic in a routine healthcare setting than randomized control trials, since trials indicate effectiveness while case control indicate efficacy. The author presents disadvantages of the case-control design and emphasizes a 35-40% reduction in breast cancer mortality through case control.


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