Abnormal breast screen to assessment
The proportion of women recalled for assessment due to an abnormal breast screen is a key performance indicator for BreastScreen Australia.
BreastScreen Australia’s National Accreditation Standards (NAS) measures include monitoring and reporting of the proportion of women in the target age range and in the 40–49 year age group and 75+ year age group who are recalled for assessment after their first screen or second and subsequent screens.
At present, although participation in BreastScreen Australia by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is monitored and reported, data about recall to assessment are not routinely reported according to Indigenous status.
- Cancer Australia. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework. Priority area 3: Increase access to and participation in cancer screening and immunisation for the prevention and early detection of cancers
- Cancer Australia. Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer. Step 1: Prevention and early detection
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. BreastScreen Australia Monitoring Report 2019