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Xiaomei Ma, Rong Wang, Jessica B. Long, Joseph S. Ross, Pamela R. Soulos, James B. Yu, Danil V. Makarov, Heather T. Gold and Cary P. Gross The cost implications of prostate cancer screening in the Medicare population Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28373

Medicare prostate cancer screening-related expenditures are substantial, vary considerably across regions, and are positively associated with rates of cancer diagnosis. Downstream procedures (biopsy, pathologic analysis, and hospitalization due to biopsy complications) account for 72% of the overall cost and are the main driver of regional variation in the cost of prostate cancer screening.

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