Accession Number : ADA339106

Title :   Cost Effectiveness of Alternative Treatments for Local Breast Cancer in the Elderly

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Aug 96-31 Jul 97

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Badley, Jack

PDF Url : ADA339106

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The purpose of this project is to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of three treatment alternatives (modified radical mastectomy, breast conserving surgery with radiation therapy and breast conserving surgery without radiation therapy) for elderly women (67 and older) with early stage breast cancer. Data for the CEA will be obtained from surveys of breast cancer patients at three, four, and five years post-treatment, their surgeons, and Medicare's National Claims History File.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), *BREAST CANCER, THERAPY, PATIENTS, PHYSICIANS, SURGERY, WOMEN, RADIOTHERAPY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE