Mammogram screening in Chile: using mixed methods to implement health policy planning at the primary care level.

@article{Puschel2011MammogramSI,
  title={Mammogram screening in Chile: using mixed methods to implement health policy planning at the primary care level.},
  author={Klaus Puschel and B. Shachar Y. A. Shapira S. A. Smoyak C. Sus H. O. Th Thompson},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 Suppl 2},
  pages={S40-5}
}
Breast cancer has the highest incidence of all cancers among women in Chile. In 2005, a national health program progressively introduced free mammography screening for women aged 50 and older; however, three years later the rates of compliance with mammographic screening was only 12% in Santiago, the capital city of Chile. This implementation article combines the findings of two previous studies that applied qualitative and quantitative methods to improve mammography screening in an area of… CONTINUE READING

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