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 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
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
The content of referral letters determines which patients get seen with what priority. Referrals to a Colposcopy Service were reviewed as there were concerns that inappropriate or inadequate referrals from primary care could be impacting on the service provision and waiting times for all women.