Evaluation of screening effectiveness

Rodger D. Parker, Philip Harber, Larry G. Kessler

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A methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of a screening program in terms of early detection of disease is presented. Formulas for predicting the effect of different screening intervals are developed. A case study using patient data from the Johns Hopkins Lung Project exemplifies how the method might be applied to cancer screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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