Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram
This measures the percentage of patients receiving a mammogram to screen for breast cancer who received a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after their first mammogram. Sometimes the first mammogram is difficult to read and requires a second test to double-check the results. Medical research suggests that a follow-up rate between 8 and 14 percent is most appropriate - a rate significantly below 8 percent may mean more follow-up is needed, and a rate significantly above 14 percent may mean less follow-up is necessary.
January 2011 - December 2011 data
For the above graph: A rate between 8 percent and 14 percent is best.
Why is there only one graph?
Because this is a new measure, only a limited amount of data is available. As past data on this measure becomes available, we will add another graph showing our performance over time.
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