Regional Breast Cancer Screening Network.
Annual rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97,
DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH
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The long-term objective of this Project is to improve the health of New Hampshire women by improving breast cancer screening and detection. To accomplish this, the New Hampshire Mammography Network is implementing a comprehensive database tracking system, which allows us to follow the outcomes of women receiving mammography either diagnostic or screening and other breast procedures biopsy or fine needle aspiration over time. The first year of the Project was a development and design year and the second year was an implementation year the third year has been devoted to additional implementation activities, developing a computerized system for both data collection and to feed data back to participating sites as a first step in assessing whether feedback on performance improves radiologists diagnostic acumen. The goals for this year, as outlined in the Statement of Work Proposal page 18 include 1 ongoing data collection procedures at mammography facilities in the state, including equipping, training and monitoring staff at mammography facilities and equipping and monitoring cancer registrars 2 conducting data analysis and feedback, including finalizing report formats, generating policies for report handling and providing physicians and facilities with reports at designated intervals.
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