Use and Costs of Breast Cancer Screening for Women in Their 40s in a US Population With Private Insurance

Natalia Kunst*, Jessica B Long, Xiao Xu, Susan H Busch, Kelly A Kyanko, Ilana B Richman, Cary P Gross

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study uses Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis data to examine the total annual cost of breast cancer screening for women aged 40 through 49 years in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-801
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA Internal Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Early Detection of Cancer/economics
  • Female
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health/economics
  • Mammography/economics
  • Mass Screening/economics
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical data

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