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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013-2014

Posted on: 1 July, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Cancer Health services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013-2014
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides national data available for the National bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP). The first section presents an overview of bowel cancer in Australia, outlines the process of bowel cancer screening, and describes the development and management of the NBCSP. It also provides a brief overview of technical issues that should be considered when interpreting the information in this report, including information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The second section presents national data for the NBCSP from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. Data are presented against a series of performance measures. A summary of each performance measure including definition, rationale, information on data quality and a guide for interpretation form the start of each chapter. This is followed by measure-specific background information and detailed analyses.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants continue to have higher rates of positive screening results, yet lower rates of follow-up colonoscopies compared with other participants.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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