Reaching Rural Mammographers for Quality Improvement
Annual rept. 16 Sep 97-15 Sep 98
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTERSEATTLE WA
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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and the Washington State Department of Health are collaborating to develop and implement a mammography quality improvement. program MQIP, in order to demonstrate its feasibility and effectiveness for dissemination. The MQIP emphasizes continuous quality improvement CQI in film interpretation, within the context of a comprehensive program designed to meet the requirements of the Mammography Quality Standards Act MQSA of 1994. During the second year of funding, project investigators and staff focused on recruitment for the MQIP, development of the CQI, and training of mammography technologists and tumor registrars. Participating mammography facilities are working with staff of the Washington Mammography Tumor Registry WMTR to link their data to cancer registries for purposes of surveillance and audit report generation. Overall evaluation of the MQIP will be conducted and reported during Year 03.
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