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released: 25 May 2017 author: AIHW

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2015, 39% undertook screening. For those screened in 2015, 8% had a positive result warranting further assessment. One in 29 participants who underwent a follow-up diagnostic assessment was diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected cancer.

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Publication table of contents

  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Monitoring report 2017
    • Preliminary material
      • Acknowledgments
      • Abbreviations
      • Symbols
      • Summary
      • Data at a glance
    • Body content
      • 1 Introduction
        • 1.1 Purpose of this report
        • 1.2 Bowel cancer facts
        • 1.3 Bowel cancer screening
      • 2 Picture of bowel cancer in Australia
        • 2.1 Number of new cases
        • 2.2 Number of deaths
        • 2.3 Survival
        • 2.4 Burden of bowel cancer
      • 3 Performance indicators
        • 3.1 Summary
        • 3.2 Recruitment
        • 3.3 Screening
        • 3.4 Assessment
        • 3.5 Diagnosis
        • 3.6 Outcomes
      • 4 Bowel abnormality detection results
        • 4.1 Bowel abnormality detection using available assessment and histopathology data
      • 5 Spotlight on participation by population subgroups
      • 5.1 Self-reported population group identification
    • End matter
      • Appendix A: Data tables
        • Additional table for Chapter 1
        • Additional tables for Chapter 2
        • Additional tables for Chapter 3
        • Additional table for Chapter 4
        • Additional tables for Chapter 5
      • Appendix B: Overall NBCSP outcomes
        • Overall outcomes (August 2006–June 2016)
      • Appendix C: National Bowel Cancer Screening Program information
        • Target population
        • Changes in monitoring the NBCSP
        • Development of performance indicators
        • Changes to reporting period
        • Changes to the cohort monitored
        • Changes to the structure
        • Changes to incidence and mortality numbers
      • Appendix D: Data sources
        • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
        • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
        • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
        • AIHW National Mortality Database
        • Australian Burden of Disease Study
        • National Death Index
        • Population data
      • Appendix E: Classifications
      • Glossary
      • References
      • List of tables
      • List of figures
      • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2017. Cancer series no. 103. Cat. no. CAN 103. Canberra: AIHW.

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