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released: 7 Oct 2014 author: AIHW

This report provides provide a summary of the development process and the technical specification for the 11 agreed performance indicators that are part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Performance Indicator Set. This report is a reference tool for anyone who wishes to understand, measure and report the progress of bowel cancer screening in Australia.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-642-9; Cat. no. CAN 84; 40pp.; $9

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Measuring performance through indicators
      • The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
      • Development of NBCSP performance indicators
      • Data limitations
    • 2 Indicators
      • Overview of the performance indicators
      • PI 01-Participation rate
      • PI 02-Screening positivity rate
      • PI 03-Diagnostic assessment rate
      • PI 04-Time between positive screen and diagnostic assessment
      • PI 05a-Adenoma detection rate
      • PI 05b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting adenoma
      • PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate
      • PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer
      • PI 07-Interval cancer rate
      • PI 08-Cancer clinico-pathological stage distribution
      • PI 09-Adverse events (hospital admission rate)
      • PI 10-Colorectal cancer incidence rate
      • PI 11-Colorectal cancer mortality rate
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: National Health Performance Committee indicator guidelines
    • Appendix B: Reviewed indicators
    • Appendix C: Classifications
      • Geographic classification
      • Socioeconomic classification
      • Indigenous status, main language spoken at home and disability status identification
      • Screening test positivity cut-off
    • Appendix D: NBCSP Report and Indicator Working Group members
    • References
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Key performance indicators for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: technical report. Cancer series no. 87. Cat. no. CAN 84. Canberra: AIHW.

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