09 May '17, 8pm

VA Announces Adoption of American Cancer Society Mammogram Screening Guidelines

Expanded access to onsite mammograms by 62 percent; All eligible women Veterans have access to mammograms either onsite or through care in the community; VA quality scores from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), show that women Veterans are much more likely to receive age-appropriate breast cancer screening than women in private sector health care; In 2015, VA provided mammogram screenings to 86 percent of its women Veteran patients age 50-74, compared with the private sector at 73 percent; and VA has established a state-of-the-art information technology Breast Cancer Registry (BCR). The BCR integrates data from several VA sources to provide comprehensive patient specific information about breast cancer screening, test results, past and current breast cancer treatment, and population surveillance of breast care (both in the community and within ...

Full article: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2899

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