Accession Number : ADA301697

Title :   Development of a Stochastic Simulation Model of the Cost-Effectiveness of Promoting Breast Cancer Screening.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 22 Aug 94-21 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Urban, Nicole

PDF Url : ADA301697

Report Date : 20 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of this four-year project is to develop a comprehensive stochastic simulation model of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening, including efforts to promote breast cancer screening. Emphasis in the first year was on model development including enhancement of an existing computer program to facilitate its use for the breast cancer model, specification of model components, review of the literature on cancer modeling, development of methods for unbiased estimation of years of life lost attributable to late-stage detection of breast cancer, and requesting necessary cost data. Year two will be spent finalizing the disease progression model, finalizing the data items to be used in the model, and procuring and analyzing data. The estimates generated from data analysis and assumptions from literature review will be incorporated into the model, and a report reviewing existing models and assumptions for assessing cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening and estimating potential years of life saved attributable to screening will be developed. In addition, a report on the cost-effectiveness of alternative breast cancer screening strategies will be developed.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *BREAST CANCER, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, STRATEGY, MODELS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, SPECIFICATIONS, REPORTS, DISEASES, ESTIMATES, DOCUMENTS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE