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
by V. Baskaran; A. Guergachi; B. Shah; S. Sidani; R.K. Bali; R.N.G. Naguib; N. Wickramasinghe
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2012

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.

Online publication date:: Fri, 12-Dec-2014

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