Key performance indicators of breast cancer screening programmes in Italy, 2011-2019

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IntroductionPerformance indicators for organised breast cancer screening programmes in Italy, 2011-2019, were evaluated.

Materials and MethodsAggregated data were gathered by the National Centre for Screening Monitoring from over 150 regional or sub-regional screening programmes in Italy. Invitation and examination coverage, participation rate (PR), recall rate (RR), detection rate positive predictive value (PPV) for the target population as a whole (women aged 50-69), by 5-year age-class, geographical macro-area (North, Centre, South-Islands) and Region were estimated.

Results: Coverage showed an increasing positive trend, especially in the South-Islands, and PR was stable all over Italy. A negative increasing RR and decreasing PPV were recorded, especially at the first screening test and in some regions.

Discussion and Conclusions: The positive increase in coverage is accompanied by a worsening of some performance indicators for which a better resource allocation and staff training are required. For this reason further and continuous monitoring is mandatory.

 

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Francesca Battisti - SC Screening e Prevenzione secondaria - Istituto per Lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete Oncologica, Firenze https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5778-5820

Paola Mantellini - SC Screening e Prevenzione secondaria - Istituto per Lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete Oncologica, Firenze

Patrizia Falini - SC Screening e Prevenzione secondaria - Istituto per Lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete Oncologica, Firenze

Leonardo Ventura - SC epidemiologia clinica e di supporto al governo clinico - Istituto per lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete oncologica, Firenze

Livia Giordano - SSD Epidemiologia e Screening - CPO Piemonte, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Torino

Gianni Saguatti - UO Senologia - Ospedale Bellaria, AUSL Bologna

Marco Zappa - retired, Istituto per lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete oncologica, Firenze

Silvia Deandrea - UOC Salute ambiente e progetti innovativi - ATS Pavia

Giuseppe Gorini - SC epidemiologia clinica e di supporto al governo clinico - Istituto per lo Studio, la Prevenzione e la Rete oncologica, Firenze

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Battisti, F., Mantellini, P., Falini, P., Ventura, L., Giordano, L., Saguatti, G., Zappa, M., Deandrea, S., & Gorini, G. (2022). Key performance indicators of breast cancer screening programmes in Italy, 2011-2019. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 58(4), 244-253. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1501
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