Working Procedures

B. SCIENTIFIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION

3. Availability and use of screening programmes

Information on how screening is delivered in different countries is reviewed in this section, with emphasis on the following aspects:

  • Infrastructure for diagnosis and treatment: standard diagnostic procedures and treatment regimens and their availability to the target population;
  • Extent of population coverage and participation rates;
  • Equity, as defined by the extent to which access to the procedure (including diagnostic investigation and treatment) is ensured for all eligible individuals, irrespective of any personal characteristics;
  • Informed decision and informed consent: the extent to which individual values are respected when information on potential benefit and harm is conveyed;
  • Behavioural and demographic considerations that affect participation in screening.

 

Posted 27 May 2014