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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2017
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.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2016
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP). This monitoring report is the first to measure the NBCSP using NBCSP key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014, 37% undertook screening. For those screened in 2014, 7% had a positive result warranting further assessment. One in 32 participants who underwent a follow-up diagnostic assessment were diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected cancer.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013–14
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2013 and June 2014. Thirty six per cent (about 510,000) of those who were invited went on to participate in screening, of whom 7.5% (37,700) were found to require further assessment. One out of every 11 assessments detected an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a bowel cancer was detected in 1 out of every 25 assessments.
Analysis of bowel cancer outcomes for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
This report presents a comparison of the mortality outcomes and cancer characteristics for two populations: those invited to screen in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in 2006–2008, and those of a similar age who had not been invited to screen in that time period. Of the 2006–2008 bowel cancer diagnoses in these two groups, non-invitees were found to have a 15% higher risk of dying from bowel cancer than NBCSP invitees, and bowel cancers diagnosed in non-invitees were more likely to be at a more-advanced stage. These outcomes demonstrate that the NBCSP is contributing to reducing morbidity and mortality from bowel cancer in Australia. The report findings also suggest that the screening test has a high degree of accuracy.
Key performance indicators for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: technical report
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.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2012-2013
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part from July 2012 to June 2013. Just over 320,000 of those invited chose to screen, with about 23,500 found to require further assessment.One out of every 17 assessments detected an advanced adenoma (precancerous lesion), and a bowel cancer was detected in 1 out of every 32 assessments.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: July 2011 - June 2012 monitoring report
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2011 and June 2012. Just over 320,000 people were screened in that time, with about 22,500 found to require further assessment. One out of every 15 assessments recorded detected an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a bowel cancer was detected in 1 out of every 32 assessments.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011
This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2008 and June 2011. Just over 800,000 people were screened in that time, with about 60,000 found to require further assessment. One out of every 11 colonoscopies performed for further assessment detected and removed an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a cancer was detected in 1 out of every 33 colonoscopies. However, this represents only a partial picture of outcomes due to incomplete reporting.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: annual monitoring report 2009 data supplement 2010
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program annual monitoring report 2009 presented estimated national statistics on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators for people invited to screen in 2008.Using the latest program data to January 2010, this data supplement provides final statistics on participation, documented follow-up procedures, and cancer and bowel abnormality detection outcomes for these people.While this data update provides a larger amount of outcome data, incomplete reporting, particularly histopathology confirmations, still hinders a complete picture of participant outcomes.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: annual monitoring report 2009
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program annual monitoring report 2009 presents national statistics on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators for people invited to screen in 2008. Trend and national bowel cancer incidence and mortality data are also included to provide context. In 2008, participation in the program was around 39% and documented follow-up procedures detected 302 people having cancer; however, this represents only a partial picture of outcomes due to time lags and incomplete reporting.
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2008
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 2008 is the second 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 are 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.