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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Louisa G
dc.contributor.authorScuffham, Paul A
dc.contributor.authorvan der Pols, Jolieke C
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Penelope
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gail M
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Adele C
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:18:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:18:27Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-24T05:18:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-202X
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/jid.2009.141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30155
dc.description.abstractIn many developed countries, total costs to health systems for cutaneous basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are among the highest of all cancers, yet the investment value of preventive measures remains unknown. Using primary data from a randomized controlled trial, we estimated the cost-effectiveness of a skin cancer prevention initiative based on regular sunscreen use. Compared with usual practice (discretionary use), the sunscreen intervention cost an additional US$106,449 (2007) to prevent 11 BCCs, 24 SCCs, and 838 actinic keratoses among 812 residents over 5 years. These health outcomes required an annual average investment of US$0.74 per person and saved the Australian government a total of US$88,203 in health-care costs over the same period. Such community-based interventions promoting regular sunscreen use among Caucasians in subtropical settings can prevent skin cancer and related skin tumors in practical ways and with great cost efficiency.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.nature.com/jid/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2766
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2771
dc.relation.ispartofissue12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Journal of investigative dermatology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume129
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3211
dc.titleRegular Sunscreen Use Is a Cost-Effective Approach to Skin Cancer Prevention in Subtropical Settings
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorScuffham, Paul A.


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