Report of the evaluation of the useof resources in the national population based cancer screening programmes and associated services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/97494
Title:
Report of the evaluation of the useof resources in the national population based cancer screening programmes and associated services
Authors:
Health Information & Quality Authority of Ireland (HIQA)
Publisher:
Health Information & Quality Authority of Ireland (HIQA)
Issue Date:
14-Oct-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/97494
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Colorectal cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women in this country. During the time period 2002 to 2005, an average of 2,040 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed each year. During the same time period, an average of 925 people died each year from the disease. The incidence rates of colorectal cancer for men and women are among the highest in Europe and in Ireland we have the highest mortality rate for colorectal cancer for men in Western Europe. Recent evidence has indicated that the introduction of a population-based colorectal cancer screening programme in Ireland would result in an estimated lifetime reduction in the incidence (14.7%) and mortality (36.0%) from colorectal cancer. In Ireland, there are established national population-based screening programmes for the detection of breast and cervical cancer. Currently, no such programme exists for colorectal cancer screening. [from forward]
Keywords:
CANCER; CANCER SCREENING; POPULATION STUDIES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Information & Quality Authority of Ireland (HIQA)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-27T15:02:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-27T15:02:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-14-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/97494-
dc.descriptionColorectal cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women in this country. During the time period 2002 to 2005, an average of 2,040 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed each year. During the same time period, an average of 925 people died each year from the disease. The incidence rates of colorectal cancer for men and women are among the highest in Europe and in Ireland we have the highest mortality rate for colorectal cancer for men in Western Europe. Recent evidence has indicated that the introduction of a population-based colorectal cancer screening programme in Ireland would result in an estimated lifetime reduction in the incidence (14.7%) and mortality (36.0%) from colorectal cancer. In Ireland, there are established national population-based screening programmes for the detection of breast and cervical cancer. Currently, no such programme exists for colorectal cancer screening. [from forward]en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Information & Quality Authority of Ireland (HIQA)en
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subjectCANCER SCREENINGen
dc.subjectPOPULATION STUDIESen
dc.titleReport of the evaluation of the useof resources in the national population based cancer screening programmes and associated servicesen
dc.typeReporten
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