Changes in Screening Guidelines Lead to 6% Drop in Mammogram Rates, Study Shows

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by

"This represents a small but significant decrease," say the Mayo Clinic researchers, because the guideline changes were controversial when they were released…"The 2009 USPSTF guidelines resulted in significant backlash among patients, physicians, and other organizations, prompting many medical societies to release opposing guidelines," study researcher Nilay Shah, PhD, says in a news release. He is a researcher at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery in Rochester, Minn.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammogram, mammogram screening, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Research, WebMD

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