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GIORDANO, Livia, Lawrence VON KARSA, Mariano TOMATIS, Ondřej MÁJEK, Chris DEWOLF, Lesz LANCUCKI, Solveig HOFVIND, Lennarth NYSTRÖM, Nereo SEGNAN and Antonio PONTI. Mammographic screening programmes in Europe: organization, coverage and participation. Journal of Medical Screening. 2012, vol. 19, Suppl.1, p. 72–82. ISSN 0969-1413. doi:10.1258/jms.2012.012085.
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Original name Mammographic screening programmes in Europe: organization, coverage and participation
Authors GIORDANO, Livia (380 Italy, guarantor), Lawrence VON KARSA (250 France), Mariano TOMATIS (380 Italy), Ondřej MÁJEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Chris DEWOLF (756 Switzerland), Lesz LANCUCKI (826 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Solveig HOFVIND (578 Norway), Lennarth NYSTRÖM (578 Norway), Nereo SEGNAN (380 Italy) and Antonio PONTI (380 Italy).
Edition Journal of Medical Screening, 2012, 0969-1413.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30300 3.3 Health sciences
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 2.354
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14110/12:00061987
Organization unit Faculty of Medicine
UT WoS 000310490200010
Keywords in English mammographic screening; breast cancer; EUNICE
Tags International impact
Changed by Changed by: Ing. Mgr. Věra Pospíšilíková, učo 9005. Changed: 16. 4. 2013 16:44.
To summarize participation and coverage rates in population mammographic screening programmes for breast cancer in Europe. Methods We used the European Network for Information on Cancer (EUNICE), a web-based data warehouse (EUNICE Breast Cancer Screening Monitoring, EBCSM) for breast cancer screening, to obtain information on programme characteristics, coverage and participation from its initial application in 10 national and 16 regional programmes in 18 European countries. Results The total population targeted by the screening programme services covered in the report comprised 26.9 million women predominantly aged 50–69. Most of the collected data relates to 2005, 2006 and/or 2007. The average participation rate across all programmes was 53.4% (range 19.4–88.9% of personally invited); or 66.4% excluding Poland, a large programme that initiated personal invitations in 2007. Thirteen of the 26 programmes achieved the European Union benchmark of acceptable participation (.70%), nine achieved the desirable level (.75%). Despite considerable invitation coverage across all programmes (79.3%, range 50.9–115.2%) only 48.2% (range 28.4–92.1%) of the target population were actually screened. The overall invitation and examination coverage excluding Poland was 70.9% and 50.3%, respectively. Conclusions The results demonstrate the feasibility of European-wide screening monitoring using the EBCSM data warehouse, although further efforts to refine the system and to harmonize standards and data collection practices will be required, to fully integrate all European countries. The more than threefold difference in the examination coverage should be taken into account in the evaluation of service screening programmes.
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