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An examination of variations in the uptake of prostate cancer screening within and between the countries of the EU-27

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  • Burns, Richeal
  • Walsh, Brendan
  • O’Neill, Stephen
  • O’Neill, Ciaran

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Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing as a part of a prostate cancer control strategy is the subject of much debate. This paper examines variations in the uptake of PSA testing across Europe and the role of individual and contextual variables in explaining this variation.

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  • Burns, Richeal & Walsh, Brendan & O’Neill, Stephen & O’Neill, Ciaran, 2012. "An examination of variations in the uptake of prostate cancer screening within and between the countries of the EU-27," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 268-276.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:108:y:2012:i:2:p:268-276
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.014
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    1. Eddy van Doorslaer & Cristina Masseria, 2004. "Income-Related Inequality in the Use of Medical Care in 21 OECD Countries," OECD Health Working Papers 14, OECD Publishing.
    2. Walsh, Brendan & Silles, Mary & O'Neill, Ciarán, 2011. "The importance of socio-economic variables in cancer screening participation: A comparison between population-based and opportunistic screening in the EU-15," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 101(3), pages 269-276, August.
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    Testing; Delivery; Systems; European; Trends; Prostate; Cancer;

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