The professional quality criteria of Italian breast screening radiologists: Results from a national survey comparing the programmes started in 2000-2012 versus the ones started in 1990-1999

Daniela Andreina Terribile, Liliana Giordano, Doralba Morrone, Livia Giordano, Franca Artuso, Daniela Bernardi, Chiara Fedato, Alfonso Frigerio, Daniela Giorgi, Carlo Naldoni, Gianni Saguatti, Daniela Severi, Mario Taffurelli, Leonardo Ventura, Lauro Bucchi

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Abstract

Introduction. In Italy, due to increasing healthcare budget and staff shortages, the recently created regional mammography screening programmes were established under worse radiology practice quality criteria than the previously created programmes. Methods. Using available data from a national questionnaire survey conducted at the end of 2013 and involving 222 responder radiologists, we compared the main professional quality standards of radiologists working in the screening programmes established during the period 2000-2012 with those working in the screening programmes created from 1990 to 1999. Results. The former reported more years of clinical experience in breast imaging and a greater clinical mammogram reading volume than the latter. Conversely, they dedicated less working time to breast imaging, were less likely to participate in the diagnostic assessment of screen-detected lesions, to work in large-staffed screening centres, and to have a screening and a total mammogram reading volume (SMRV and TMRV) ≥ 5000 per year. Conclusions. The level of most professional quality criteria of Italian mammography screening radiologists has decreased over time. As SMRV and TMRV are important predictors of diagnostic accuracy, we can expect a lower interpretation performance of radiologists working in the recently created screening programmes.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)163-166
Numero di pagine4
RivistaANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ
Volume53
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast cancer
  • Experience
  • Female
  • Government Programs
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Mammography
  • Mass Screening
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Radiologist
  • Radiologists
  • Screening
  • Survey

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