Journal article

The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme in the Trent region - are we meeting the targets?

PA Holland, S Dadra, S Holt

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | W B SAUNDERS CO | Published : 1998

Abstract

Aims. In the UK National Breast Screening Programme, women aged 50-64 years are invited for breast screening mammography. This study aimed to determine whether current quality assurance guidelines for the Breast Screening Programme were being achieved. Method. A prospective analysis of key outcome measures was performed in the 11 breast screening units in the Trent region, between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 1995. Results. All 11 units exceeded the 70% target for screening attendance. Ten units matched the invasive cancer detection target for the prevalent screen, but this fell to three for the incident screen. Seven units achieved the 50% target for small invasive cancers, but for specia..

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