Publications and Reports

These publications and reports are available for download in PDF format.

Download Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of Digital Mammography at BreastScreen Waitemata and Northland resource

Independent Evaluation of the Implementation of Digital Mammography at BreastScreen Waitemata and Northland

June, 2008
The National Screening Unit (NSU) engaged Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd (HOI) to conduct an independent evaluation of the implementation of digital mammography (DM) at Breast Screen Waitemata and Northland (BSWN). The overarching purpose of the evaluation was to assist the NSU to consider options for the managed introduction of DM into the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) screening programme, and any implications for national policy and quality standards that this introduction may have.

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Download Management of women with breast cancer symptoms resource

Management of women with breast cancer symptoms

March, 2007
Women who have symptoms of breast cancer are sometimes referred to BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) by their GP, or self refer to the programme. However, this has a number of risks, including that the breast cancer may not be detected by a mammogram and that there will be a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr Madeleine Wall, Clinical Leader, BreastScreen Aotearoa.

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Download Workforce Development - A National Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiologists resource

Workforce Development - A National Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiologists

February, 2007
This overview of workforce development for BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) and radiologists is part of the wider workforce initiatives for health professionals within the Ministry of Health.

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Download What is the most appropriate breast cancer screening interval for women aged 45 - 49 years in New Zealand? resource

What is the most appropriate breast cancer screening interval for women aged 45 - 49 years in New Zealand?

August, 2005
Reviewing the international evidence on the benefits and harms of different screening intervals for women aged 45 to 49 years, and to inform the development of a national policy. Simon Baker, Madeleine Wall, Ashley Bloomfield. The New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 118 No1221 ISSN1175 8716

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