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Title: Information technology-initiated interventions: a case study for the UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme to improve screening attendance using a new intervention research framework.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Baskaran, V.
Guergachi, A.
Shah, B.
Sidani, S.
Bali, R.K.
Naguib, R.N.G.
Keywords: Breast Cancer
Breast Screening
Information technology
Healthcare Technology
National Health Service
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: Int. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2012 Vol.8, No.1, pp.1 - 17
Abstract: Population-based screening has been accepted as the best tool for preventing breast cancer. Many women cohorts are left out from screening sessions on a regular basis. Increasing screening attendance through well-coordinated interventions has been accepted as a norm for such screening programme. The need for more resources for making such interventions within the primary care domain has held back many such initiatives. A case study on increasing screening attendance through prediction techniques to identify women likely to miss screening and initiate opportunistic intervention, is discussed in this paper. A new intervention research framework and a questionnaire-based survey are also presented.
DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2012.045354
ISSN: 1752-6426
Journal Title: International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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