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P Hernández-Peña, E C Lazcano-Ponce, P Alonso-de Ruiz, A Cruz-Valdez, F Meneses-González, M Hernández-Avila
OBJECTIVE: Previous researches pointed out the critical changes needed to increase the efficiency of the National Screening Programme of Cervical Cancer in Mexico. These changes were assessed through a cost-benefit analysis. This paper presents the results of that appraisal. Figures are presented as US Dollars of 1996 valued as 7.5 pesos for each dollar. RESULTS: The operational unitary cost of the integral process of the cytology-the obtention of the Pap smear, its transportation to the interpretation centre, its analysis, and the notification of results to users-was estimated in US$ 11...
July 1997: Salud Pública de México
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