Test, episode, and programme sensitivities of screening for colorectal cancer as a public health policy in Finland: experimental design

@article{Malila2008TestEA,
  title={Test, episode, and programme sensitivities of screening for colorectal cancer as a public health policy in Finland: experimental design},
  author={Nea Malila and Tiina Oivanen and Outi Malminiemi and Matti Hakama},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={337}
}
OBJECTIVES To report the sensitivities of the faecal occult blood test, screening episode, and screening programme for colorectal cancer and the benefits of applying a randomised design at the implementation phase of a new public health policy. DESIGN Experimental design incorporated in public health evaluation using randomisation at individual level in the target population. SETTING 161 of the 431 Finnish municipalities in 2004-6. PARTICIPANTS 106 000 adults randomised to screening or… CONTINUE READING