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Costlier breast screening for seniors not tied to better outcomes: study
Modern Healthcare

Regions that spent the most to screen women older than 65 years old for breast cancer were more likely to use new and more expensive screening technologies, but did not report better outcomes, according to the findings of a new study. The study, published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine, analyzed how much Medicare spends each year on breast cancer screening for women 65 or older. It also compared the outcomes for women who lived in regions that spent more or less on screening for breast cancer.