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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2009

Cancer Screening: Reducing Client Out-of-Pocket Costs – Breast Cancer

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends reducing client out-of-pocket costs to increase screening for breast cancers. Interventions to reduce client out-of-pocket costs attempt to minimize or remove economic barriers that make it difficult for clients to access cancer screening services. Costs can be reduced through a variety of approaches, including vouchers, reimbursements, reduction in copays, or adjustments in federal or state insurance coverage. Efforts to reduce client costs may be combined with measures to provide client education, information about program availability, or measures to reduce structural barriers.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Access to Health Services
Cancer
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Cancer Screening: Reducing Client Out-of-Pocket Costs – Breast Cancer. c2009– [cited 2016 Dec 28]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cancer-screening-reducing-client-out-pocket-costs-breast-cancer