Evaluation of the Bowel Screening Pilot - Role of General Practice

Published online: 
18 April 2014
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An evaluation of the Waitemata District Health Board Bowel Screening Pilot is being undertaken to help inform a decision on whether it is feasible to roll out a national bowel screening programme.

This report  explores the role and value of general practice (GP) in the pilot and draws on quantitative data from the population and provider surveys, the immersion visit interviews and face-to-face interviews with Māori and Pacific who have completed a bowel screening test as part of the pilot.

The role of general practice in informing participants of their positive bowel screening test result is a unique element of the pilot. Internationally, GP involvement in bowel screening has been variable but has nonetheless had a positive impact on participants.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    18 April 2014
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    18 April 2014
  • Citation:
    Litmus Limited. 2014. Evaluation of the Bowel Screening Pilot - Role of General Practice. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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