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BACKGROUND A variety of tests have been proposed for colorectal cancer (CRC), giving rise to uncertainty regarding the optimal approach. The efficacy and effectiveness of different tests are related to both screened participation and the detection rate. AIM To perform a meta-analysis on adherence and detection rates of CRC screening tests. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The European Community recommends the implementation of population-based screening programmes for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers. This recommendation is supported by many observational studies showing that organised programmes effectively reduce mortality and control the inappropriate use of screening tests. We conducted a systematic(More)
OBJECTIVE Different sources are available for the surveillance of Road Traffic injuries (RTI), but studied individually they present several limits. In this paper we present the results of a surveillance integrating healthcare data with the data gathered by the municipal police in the southeastern area of Rome (630,000 inhabitants) during the year 2003. (More)
OBJECTIVE to synthesize scientific evidences about methods to increase cervical, breast and colorectal cancer screening participation. METHODS a multidisciplinary working group has been set up to define the scope of the report and to conduct the evaluation. The scope and the final evaluation have been submitted to a stakeholder committee, including the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young adults in industrialized countries. In most countries, the only data available are the police-based statistics, which report the number of deaths and injuries, without any information about severity or diagnosis. We describe the results of an emergency department (ED)--based integrated(More)
Home injuries in older people are an important cause of morbidity, disability and death. In addition, the presence of a pre-existing disease has generally been shown to be associated with higher mortality in this population. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between pre-existing chronic conditions and risk of death among older(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to quantify the incidence of home injuries using an integrated surveillance system. It aims to estimate home accident mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sources of data for this epidemiological descriptive study were the emergency information system, the hospital information system and the mortality registry of Lazio(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical, breast and colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings are universally recommended interventions. High coverage of the target population represents the most important factor in determining their success. This systematic review aimed at assessing the effectiveness of population-based screening programs in increasing coverage compared to(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The real practice of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is often very different from guideline recommendations. Screening programs should minimize deviations from "best practice". The aim of the study was to compare cases detected by screening programs with cases that were not part of the public screening program, analyzing the(More)
BACKGROUND Sending faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) by mail has been proposed both as a method to increase participation and a way to reduce staff costs in colorectal cancer screening. METHODS Two multicentre randomized controlled trials (ISRCTN10351276) were performed: one randomly assigned 3196 individuals who had previously participated in colorectal(More)