Title: Report of a survey on accreditation and conformity assessment in the field of breast cancer in Europe: Report of a survey on accreditation and conformity assessment in the field of breast cancer in Europe
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92204
ISBN: 978-92-79-50318-4 (pdf)
978-92-79-50334-4 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27382
OP LB-NA-27382-EN-N (online)
OP LB-NA-27382-EN-C (print)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92204
DOI: 10.2788/15049
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Background: The objective of this survey was to collect information from the National Accreditation Bodies in collaboration with European Cooperation for Accreditation on the accreditation status of the countries Methods: The survey included two questionnaires and a data protection form distributed by e-mail. The participants were the members of EA. Results: Twenty-five out of 35 contacted countries responded, corresponding to a response rate of 71%. The most applied standard resulted to be ISO 15189 and the most covered stage of care diagnosis. Conclusions: Accreditation status is diverse across Europe; some countries don't harbor accredited/certified organisations on breast cancer care, and others use different standards in different stages of care. A harmonisation in quality benchmarking would enhance equality in patients' care.
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