Population Screening Act: pressureguided compression for breast cancer screening
27 October 2011
In cooperation with the National Reference Centre for Population Screening in Nijmegen and Amsterdam University Medical Centre, the Eastern Population Screening Hub in Enschede in the Netherlands would like to conduct research within the breast cancer screening programme. In compliance with the Population Screening Act, a licence is required for this from the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. On June 9th 2011, the Minister requested an advisory report from the Health Council of the Netherlands on this matter. To this end, the scientific soundness of the research proposal, its compliance with statutory rules on medical procedures, its benefit and risks, and its importance for public health were assessed by the Health Council's Committee on Population Screening against the provisions of the Population Screening Act.
Health Council of the Netherlands. Population Screening Act: pressureguided compression for breast cancer screening. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2011; publication no. 2011/25.