The purpose of this report is to present information on 2 year interval breast cancers from the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) mammographic screening programme and to compare this with published results from other services.
This systematic review identified and appraised the international evidence for surveillance of women at high risk of breast cancer. The accuracy and health outcome of the following modalities of surveillance were assessed in comparison to normal care: mammography (XRM), ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
This report summarises the findings of the DHBs’review of colposcopy services. In carrying out its analysis the NSU has also drawn upon the findings of recent NCSP provider compliance audits of nine DHB colposcopy services and has reviewed DHB compliance with contractual reporting requirements.
Cervical screening can prevent cervical cancer and contribute to preventing deaths from cervical cancer. Since the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) began in 1991, cervical cancer incidence has fallen by approximately 40 percent and deaths by 60 percent.
This Screening Programmes' Quality Framework stems for the NSU's Strategic Plan 2003 - 2008. It supports the NSU's vision and strategic outcomes and provides a structure for quality activities under the "quality improvement" area for action in the Strategic Plan.
The Quality Framework is a key response by the NSU to the Ministry of Health report Improving Quality.
Reviewing the evidence on the benefits, harms and costs of breast cancer screening for women aged 40 to 49 years in New Zealand. Simon Baker, Madeleine Wall, Ashley Bloomfield
The New Zealand Medical Journal. Vol 118 No1221 ISSN1175 8716