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The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the United States: A Picture Is Worth ... a Billion Dollars?

Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH; and Cary P. Gross, MD
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From University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Seattle, Washington; and Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2943.

Requests for Single Reprints: Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Medicine, 325 9th Street, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104; e-mail, jelmore@uw.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Elmore: University of Washington School of Medicine, 325 9th Street, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104.

Dr. Gross: Section of General Internal Medicine, PO Box 208093, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):203-204. doi:10.7326/M13-2943
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In this issue, O'Donoghue and colleagues assess the cost of various breast cancer screening strategies in the United States. The editorialists commend the assessment and emphasize the need to include rather than ignore costs when discussing potential the benefits and harms of screening options.

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