State and Development of Background Information for the Evaluation of Czech Cancer Screening Programmes


Klin Onkol 2014; 27(Suppl 2): 49-58. DOI: 10.14735/amko20142S49.


Czech cancer screening programmes feature a comprehensive multimodal information system which covers all the levels of assessment needed – population-based monitoring (Czech National Cancer Registry), monitoring of results in the diagnostic databases of centres, as well as the quantification of coverage and outputs of primary care according to the administrative data of health care payers. A system of personalised invitations to cancer screening programmes was launched in 2014, based on a stand-alone component of the information system which makes it possible to identify eligible clients in health care payers’ databases. The system was fully standardised and uniformly implemented in all health insurance companies; its functionalities also involve both continuous and retrospective assessment of the results of personalised invitation. The legislative framework in force will have to be applied and implemented for a more comprehensive and integrated employment of all involved data sources, i.e. cancer registries, screening registries, and administrative data. The system must be able to analyse de-identified individual records on clients’ participation in screening programmes, and thus to ensure an adequate analysis of performance indicators in compliance with international recommendations.

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