Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 28th, 2001
The authors recommend a more individualized approach based on a patient's preferences, as well as life expectancy and other characteristics. According to the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a framework that helps doctors to make individualized cancer screening decisions should be more useful than age guidelines.
Unfortunately, many health care agencies or insurers rely on age-based guidelines for assessing quality or reimbursing for care. ...
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