Breast cancer screening programme in Switzerland 2010-2015

TitreBreast cancer screening programme in Switzerland 2010-2015
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBulliard, J-L, Zwahlen, M, Fracheboud, J
Date Published12/2018
InstitutionInstitut Universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP)

In 2015, nearly 3 in 5 women aged 50-69 years had access to a free-of-charge mammography screening within one of the ten organized programmes in Swit-zerland.

The outcomes of 8 programmes monitored across the years 2010-2015 show a stable quality of mammography performance, largely in line with the indicator values recommended by the European Guidelines. However, a substantial het-erogeneity of performance subsists across programmes.

The participation rate in organised screening is slightly below 50 percent and has decreased in the more recent years due to the inclusion of a large new pro-gramme with a relatively low participation. The participation of longer running programmes, however, is rather stable.

It is recommended to monitor annually the Swiss organized mammography screening programmes. This will support improved recording of follow-up data and lead to more routine in extracting appropriate monitoring data from the information system.

Citation Key / SERVAL IDserval:BIB_D278E160CE35
Peer reviewNon-Refereed


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