National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in the Czech Republic – past, presence and future


Authors: M. Zavoral 1;  Š. Suchánek 1;  O. Májek 2;  B. Seifert 3;  L. Dušek 2
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika, 1. LF UK a ÚVN Praha 1;  Institut biostatistiky a analýz, Masarykova univerzita, Brno 2;  Ústav všeobecného lékařství, 1. LF UK v Praze 3
Published in: Gastroent Hepatol 2012; 66(5): 345-349
Category: Gastrointestinal Oncology: Review Article

Overview

The National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in the Czech Republic was introduced in the year 2000. Based on the scree­ning colonoscopy database established in 2006, a precise program evaluation can be performed using internationally respected quality indicators. According to these measures, colonoscopies performed within the screening program have achieved above-average results. The main task for the future is to establish the program on the population level, so the quality can stay at a long-lasting level.

Key words:
colorectal neoplasms – colonoscopy – mass screening – occult blood

The author declares he has no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE „uniform requirements“ for biomedical papers.

Submitted:
26. 9. 2012

Accepted:
4. 10. 2012


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