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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 High Grade Squamous Intra-epithelial Lesions (HSIL) in New Zealand resource

High Grade Squamous Intra-epithelial Lesions (HSIL) in New Zealand

March, 2007
A key objective of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer by detecting precancerous high grade squamous intra-epithelial lesions (HSIL). Monitoring trends in HSIL detection is critical to understanding the epidemiology of cervical cancer in New Zealand and to evaluating the performance of the NCSP.

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