Reports about the performance of BreastScreen Australia and up-to-date statistical information and research about breast cancer in Australia.
BreastScreen Australia monitoring reports
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) produces annual reports on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of BreastScreen Australia. The latest report is available on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.
Breast cancer in Australia: an overview (released October 2012)
The report presents the most up-to-date statistical information on breast cancer in Australia.
The report documents key breast cancer statistics to provide researchers, health service providers and policy makers with the most relevant data to reduce the impact of breast cancer in Australia.
This report is available on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.
BreastScreen Australia Evaluation – Evaluation Final Report (released September 2009)
The key findings of the Evaluation Report showed that the program had met its primary aim of reducing illness and death from breast cancer in the target age group of women aged 50-69. The evaluation noted that BreastScreen Australia has been successful in reducing death from breast cancer at a participation rate of 56 per cent in women 50-69 by approximately 21-28 per cent.
The report included 19 recommendations for the future of BreastScreen Australia: increasing participation rates, amending the target age range for screening, limiting eligibility, implementing nationally consistent approaches to screening according to level of risk, and streamlining the accreditation processes and standards. Consideration was also given to improving registry functions, reporting, governance and workflow processes, and improving the recruitment and participation rates of hard to reach groups.
For more information, see the executive summary of the Evaluation Report.