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Sponsor(s): Sponsoring Section/Society: ASA Health Policy Statistics

Session Time: 10:30-12:20 Tuesday

Estimated Audience Size: 75-125

A/V Request: None

Session Title: Statistical Tools for Studying Health Care Costs: What Works and Where Do We Need Improvements?

Theme Session: Yes $\quad$ Applied Session: Yes

Organizer: Christiansen, Cindy L.  

Session Timing: 3 speakers and 1 discussant Opening Remarks by Chair - 3 minutes First Speaker - 30 minutes Second Speaker - 30 minutes Third Speaker - 30 minutes Discussant - 10 minutes Floor Discusion - 7 minutes

Chair: Hilbe, Joe  

1. Breast Cancer Risk and Cost-Effectiveness of Screening Mammography $\quad$ McGuigan, KA  

2. Dangers of Discounting and QALYs $\quad$ Palmer, J. Lynn  

3. How Well Do Models Work? Predicting Health Care Costs $\quad$ Ash, Arlene S.  

Discussant: Rosenkranz, Susan L.  

List of speakers who are nonmembers: None

David Scott