Mobile digital breast screening: An evaluation of the Queensland experience

Bob Russell, Alan Taylor

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This paper analyses the social and economic impact on providers and their clients associated with the adoption of digital mammography in Breastscreen Queensland's mobile services to rural and remote parts of Queensland Australia. Using both quantitative secondary data from Queensland Health and qualitative workforce interviews the paper focuses on outcomes that are already becoming apparent with the transition to digital mammography. Benefits include reduced rates of technical recalls for clients and enhanced job satisfaction on the part of the radiographers who staff the service. Significantly the declines in technical recall rates are greater than that which has hitherto been reported in the literature. The paper provides comparative estimates of the costs associated with technical recall rates in pre and post digital environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3
Number of pages8
JournalElectronic Journal of Health Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Benefits realisation
  • Digital breast screening
  • Mammography
  • Mobile breast screening service


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