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This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2015, 39% undertook screening. For those screened in 2015, 8% had a positive result warranting further assessment. One in 29 participants who underwent a follow-up diagnostic assessment was diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected cancer.
For participants who had a diagnostic assessment in 2015, 1 in 29 were diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected cancer
The median time from positive screening test result to diagnostic assessment was 53 days
Of the 2.6 million people invited between January 2014 and December 2015, 39% participated in the program
Of the people who received a positive screening test, 70% had reported a follow-up diagnostic assessment
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