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Baseline lung cancer screening would lead to more than 130,000 additional survivors in 2012.

Pysenson B, Sander M, Jiang Y, Kahn H, et al. An Actuarial Analysis Shows That Offering Lung Cancer Screening As An Insurance Benefit Would Save Lives At Relatively Low Cost. Health Aff. 2012; 31(4): 770-779. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0814?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Reference

Title
An Actuarial Analysis Shows That Offering Lung Cancer Screening As An Insurance Benefit Would Save Lives At Relatively Low Cost
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Pysenson B, Sander M, Jiang Y, Kahn H, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
770-779
URL
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