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Estimation of savings of life-years and cost from early detection of cervical cancer: a follow-up study using nationwide databases for the period 2002–2009

Mei-Chuan Hung1, Meng-Ting Liu1, Ya-Min Cheng2* and Jung-Der Wang13*

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1 Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, No.1, University Road, Tainan, Taiwan

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng-Li Road, Tainan, Taiwan

3 Departments of Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

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BMC Cancer 2014, 14:505  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-14-505

Published: 10 July 2014

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Sensitivity analysis of life expectancy, expected years of life lost, and lifetime expenditures (USD) of cervical cancer -Description of data: The results (presented in the Additional file1) show that all the life expectancies were very close (<15% difference) to our original estimates, indicating that our estimates are relatively accurate.

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