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released: 23 Apr 2008 author: Department of Health and Ageing & AIHW media release

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from bowel cancer by maximising early detection. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in Australia. 'National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2007' is the first annual report based on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. The report presents the most recent information on participation in bowel screening, cancer detection, program sensitivity and rescreening rates. In addition, the report presents national bowel cancer incidence and mortality data to provide a context for these indicators of screening activity. Where possible, the data presented by state and territory as well as nationally. This report will be relevant to anyone with an interest in population health or bowel screening, including health planners and administrators, various health practitioners, academic researchers and the general public.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 772 6; Cat. no. CAN 35; 154pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (73KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (62KB PDF)
    2. National Program (211KB PDF)
      1. Participation
      2. FOBT outcomes
      3. GP and other primary health care practitioner visits
      4. Colonoscopy
      5. Overall outcomes
    3. Pilot Program (123KB PDF)
      1. Participation, Pilot Program
      2. FOBT outcomes, Pilot Program
      3. GP and other primary health care practitioner visits, Pilot Program
      4. Colonoscopy, Pilot Program
      5. Overall outcomes, Pilot Program
    4. Bowel cancer incidence and mortality (214KB PDF)
      1. Incidence of bowel cancer
      2. Mortality from bowel cancer
  • End matter (141KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. The screening pathway
      2. Definitions
      3. Data and statistical methods
    • Glossary of terms
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Department of Health and Ageing & AIHW 2008. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2007. Cancer series no. 40. Cat. no. CAN 35. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468083>.

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