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Evaluation of directional vacuum assisted breast biopsy [electronic resource] : report for the National Breast Cancer Centre / Marion Haas, Lorraine Ivancic
Bib ID 3123548
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Haas, Marion
 
Online Access
Description Broadway, N.S.W. : Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology, Sydney, 2003 
Series

CHERE report series ; 21.

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available at: http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/chere/research/PublicationsForSale.cfm 

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view/print PDF files. 

Summary

"This project was commissioned by the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC). The objectives of the project, as set out in the call for expressions of interest, were to determine: > The costs associated with the introduction and use of directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (DVA breast biopsy) in Australia; and > Whether directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy used for diagnostic purposes is cost-effective in Australia when compared to core biopsy. The motivation for commissioning the project was an assessment of directional vacuum-assisted breast biopsy conducted by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) which concluded that the procedure is safe and more effective than core biopsy. Although a cost-effectiveness analysis was not conducted as part of the MSAC study, MSAC recommended that the costs associated with the procedure be investigated and that, pending a review of costs, the procedure receive interim Medicare funding at a higher level than was previously available" -- Foreword.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed April 20, 2004).

"November 2003".

"Final report".

Bibliography: p. 27.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Breast -- Needle biopsy.  |  Breast -- Tumors -- Diagnosis.  |  Breast -- Biopsy.
Other authors/contributors Ivancic, Lorraine  |  Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation

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