Implementation of Performance Indicators in the Czech Breast Cancer Screening Programme – Results of the Regular Monitoring


Klin Onkol 2014; 27(Suppl 2): 113-123. DOI: 10.14735/amko20142S113.


The Czech organised breast cancer screening programme was initiated in 2002. Collection of data on screening mammography examinations, subsequent diagnostic procedures, and final diagnosis is an indispensable part of the programme. Data collection is obligatory for all accredited centres, in accordance with regulations issued by the Czech Ministry of Health. This contribution aims to demonstrate the recent results of quality monitoring of the accredited centres. Quality indicators, whose definition complies with international standards, involve the women’s participation, the volume of performed examinations, the accuracy of screening mammography, the use of pre-operative diagnostics, and the proportion of early detected tumours. Our evaluation documents a continuous improvement in quality of the Czech mammography screening programme, which is thereby in full agreement with international recommendations on quality assurance.

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