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The calculation of targets for the cancer and adenoma detection rates for the NHS bowel screening programme.

Authors
  • Blanks, Roger G
  • Moss, Susan M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Screening
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
19
Issue
2
Pages
72–76
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1258/jms.2012.011148
PMID: 22569075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of these targets is to ensure that the national bowel cancer screening programme is effective with a high quality of screening. The cancer detection and adenoma detection rates per 1000 people are those estimated to be necessary to achieve the expected mortality reduction. Rates per 100 colonoscopies (equivalent to the positive predictive value of referral to colonoscopy) are designed to maintain a high quality of screening by minimizing the number of false-positive referrals.

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