WCSC Measures

It’s important to have clear measures that track progress towards achieving our shared aim of increased participation in breast and cervical cancer screening. The Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative measures were developed by the Expert Reference Panel.

 Measure

The measure is the % of active female clients aged 50-74 years, who have had a bilateral breast screen mammogram within the previous 2 years

NumeratorThe number of active female clients, aged 50 to 74 years, who have had a bilateral breast screen mammogram within the previous 2 years
DenominatorThe number of active female regular clients aged 50 to 74 years
Cervical Screening: HPV test or Pap test
Measure

The measure is the % of female clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the past 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy, who have had a pap test with in the previous 2 years, or who have a positive HPV result and have had a cervical screen test in the previous 5 years

Numerator

The number of female clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the past 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy, who have had a pap test with in the previous 2 years , or who have a positive HPV result and have had a cervical screen test in the previous 5 years

Denominator

The number of female clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the previous 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy

NB: If neither a pap smear nor HPV screening has been recorded in the patient’s record, they will be counted as ‘not recorded’.

 
Measure

The measure is the % of female ATSI clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the past 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy, who have had a pap test with in the previous 2 years, or who have a positive HPV result and have had a cervical screen test in the previous 5 years

Numerator

The number of female ATSI clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the past 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy, who have had a pap test with in the previous 2 years , or who have a positive HPV result and have had a cervical screen test in the previous 5 years

Denominator

The number of ATSI female clients, aged 25-74 years, with 3 or more visits in the previous 2 years, who have not had a hysterectomy

Don’t forget to ask your NCPHN Quality Improvement Practice Support Officer for help to get to started!

email phcqisupportofficers@ncphn.org.au

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Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative (WCSC) 2017-2018

Through the delivery of structured, clinician-led general practice quality improvement and health literacy interventions, general practices worked towards increasing access to and equity of women’s cancer screening programs across the North Coast.

From January 2017 to July 2018, general practices improved clinical systems and data auditing processes to better identify and remind never or under-screened at-risk populations of women. Focus groups were also held with at-risk women to understand the environmental and individual barriers and motivators to screening. 

This WCSC website acted as an information repository for all WCSC developed content providing access to and sharing of quality improvement tools, change strategy resources and ideas.

WCSC evaluation and resources can be found on the North Coast Primary Health Network. 

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