Corporate Compliance

Mammography use drops in many states

Mammography Regulation and Reimbursement Report, April 1, 2009

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“Although mammography use increased dramatically in the 1990s, there have been more recent reports of declining mammography use from 2000 through 2005 across the United States. This decline has caused concern that delays in breast cancer diagnosis could result in an increase in breast cancer mortality,” the study states.

Whereas the earlier 2000–2005 review looked at national figures, researchers in the mammography use study wanted to focus on the problem by looking at trends from state to state. They found no easy answers.

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