An Investigation of a Hypothetical Medical Screening Program

Bigelow, J.H. and Lee, H.V. (1975) An Investigation of a Hypothetical Medical Screening Program. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, RR-75-042

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Abstract

This paper addresses the question what are the key parameters that determine the cost and effectiveness of a medical screening program intended to discover occult cases of a disease. The cost of the program will simply be the dollar value of the resources it uses annually. The effectiveness of the program will be measured by the mortality rate owing to a disease. The lower the mortality, the more effective we will consider the program.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 23:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/218

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