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  1. Impact of the Mammography Quality Standards Act on access in Minnesota.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    The Minnesota Department of Health surveyed registered mammography facilities to assess their accreditation status prior full implementation of the Federal Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), which mandated accreditation of all mammography facilities by October 1994 ; to strategize on the steps that might be taken to avoid closure of facilities ; and to evaluate the ultimate impact of the law on the availability of mammography in Minnesota.

    Methods

    Mammography facilities registered with the Radiation Control Section of the state health department were surveyed five months prior to and four months after the October 1994 deadline.

    Data collected included accreditation status, plans for continuing service, number of mammograms performed, and areas in which technical assistance was needed.

    In October 1995, the number and distribution of facilities were determined from the Radiation Control Section registration database.

    Results

    The pre-MQSA survey of 182 respondents found that 96% planned to continue mammography services but only 49% were accredited.

    The remaining 51% had applications in progress

    In the post-MQSA survey, 70% of 182 facilities were found to be accredited, and 30% were operating under provisional certification.

    As of October 1995, although six facilities had closed, there was a net gain of four mammography facilities providing on-site service.

    Conclusions

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    Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité, Soin, Mammographie, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Certification, Législation, Accessibilité, Système santé, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiodiagnostic, Glande mammaire pathologie, Accréditation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality, Care, Mammography, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Certification, Legislation, Accessibility, Health system, Minnesota, United States, North America, America, Radiodiagnosis, Mammary gland diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0229627

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 11/06/1997.