Guidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559377
Title:
Guidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening.
Authors:
BreastCheck
Citation:
BreastCheck. 2003. Guidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening. Dublin: BreastCheck.
Issue Date:
Sep-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559377
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
The major benefits of breast cancer screening are early detection of breast cancer and the subsequent reduction in mortality from the disease. There is however a fine balance between the desirable and undesirable effects. In order to obtain maximum benefit from breast cancer screening, sensitivity and specificity need to be maximised while minimising adverse effects. This can only be achieved through a highly skilled well-motivated multidisciplinary team flanked by a fully comprehensive quality assurance programme available to the entire system. The quality assurance process must involve each individual and every process within the breast screening programme.
Keywords:
BREAST CANCER; SCREENING; MORTALITY
Local subject classification:
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Series/Report no.:
2nd ed.
ISBN:
0954587502

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBreastChecken
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T15:12:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-09T15:12:20Zen
dc.date.issued2003-09en
dc.identifier.citationBreastCheck. 2003. Guidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening. Dublin: BreastCheck.en
dc.identifier.isbn0954587502en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559377en
dc.descriptionThe major benefits of breast cancer screening are early detection of breast cancer and the subsequent reduction in mortality from the disease. There is however a fine balance between the desirable and undesirable effects. In order to obtain maximum benefit from breast cancer screening, sensitivity and specificity need to be maximised while minimising adverse effects. This can only be achieved through a highly skilled well-motivated multidisciplinary team flanked by a fully comprehensive quality assurance programme available to the entire system. The quality assurance process must involve each individual and every process within the breast screening programme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2nd ed.en
dc.subjectBREAST CANCERen
dc.subjectSCREENINGen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.subject.otherADVERSE EFFECTSen
dc.titleGuidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening.en
dc.typeGuidelineen
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