Screening and Immunisation: Chronic health flaws cost nation

31 Jan 2020 - Screening

Major deficiencies in the management of people with chronic disease have been exposed by the Productivity Commission in a new report that also reveals that only about half of older people are regularly screened for breast and bowel cancer. It showed just over half of women aged between 50 and 74 had undertaken breast screening during the past year. Rates for bowel cancer screening were lower; 42 per cent of people aged 50 to 74 had screening. However, bowel screening rates were up 5 per cent compared with five years ago after a concerted campaign by health authorities mailing people bowel screening tests.

The Australian, 31/01/2020, Page 3