Table 2—

Cumulative direct, indirect, and total costs (in billions of dollars) for opportunistic (n = 54.4 million) and population screening (n = 18.2 million) of the U.S. population 45–74 years of age and costs per true-positive screening test

Direct medical costs
Indirect costs
Total costs
Cost per true positive
OpportunisticPopulationTotalOpportunisticPopulationTotalOpportunisticPopulationTotalOpportunisticPopulationTotal
RPG ≥100 mg/dl
    Every year10.115.825.89.96.916.920.022.742.71,4444,9182,312
    Every 3 years4.06.110.14.02.76.77.98.916.85761,934916
    Every 5 years2.74.27.02.81.94.65.56.111.64031,340637
RPG ≥130 mg/dl
    Every year5.614.420.02.84.67.48.419.027.46194,1931,513
    Every 3 years2.35.78.01.31.93.13.67.511.12751,745642
    Every 5 years1.63.95.50.91.32.22.65.27.82091,274475
RPG ≥160 mg/dl
    Every year4.614.218.81.24.15.25.718.324.04304,1471,359
    Every 3 years1.95.77.60.61.72.32.57.39.82131,865626
    Every 5 years1.44.05.30.51.21.61.85.16.91731,450492
Equation
    Every year4.714.519.21.14.25.35.818.624.44254,1141,348
    Every 3 years1.95.57.40.61.72.32.57.29.71951,665563
    Every 5 years1.43.85.20.51.21.71.95.06.91521,218419