Key Performance Index

This is general content for the Key Performance Index. The KPIs of the various monitoring studies are shown below automatically

General

3,206,890 invitations

The number of women and men who received an invitation for breast, cervical or bowel cancer screening in 2020.

2,158,361 clients

The number of women and men who participated in breast, cervical or bowel cancer screening in 2020.

950 staff

In the Netherlands 950 staff were involved in carrying out the three cancer screening programs that took place in 2020.

31,400 diagnoses

The average annual number of people diagnosed with cancer following the health screening program.

Breastcancer

750.000 invitations

The number of women who received an invitation in 2020. In 2019, that was still 1.3 million invitations.

In addition to the shutdown due to COVID-19, the shortage of staff in the screening also played a role in the delay in inviting. 

530.000 participants

In 2020, 530.000 women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 70% of all women invited.

The turnout rate may be lower in 2020 due to fears of COVID-19, despite the precautions taken in the screening units to keep their distance.

69 screening centres

There are 69 screening centres in the Netherlands; 59 mobile and 10 permanent. The aim of the mobile screening centres is to offer the screening as close to home as possible.

Referrals

Of every 1,000 women participating in the study, 27.4 are referred for further examination in the hospital. The population screening detected 6,362 cases of breast cancer in 2020.

Cervical cancer

596,696 invitations

The number of women who received an invitation in 2020 for the cervical cancer screening program.

296,487 cliënten

The number of women who participated in the cervical cancer screening program in 2020 with a smear (<span>4248,113</span> women) or self-sampling kit (48,374 women).

9,5% HPV

Of the number of women who participated in the cervical cancer screening program in 2020, HPV was found in 9,5%.

800 diagnoses

The average number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

Bowel cancer

1,860,194 invitations

The number of men and women who received an invitation in 2020 for the colon cancer screening program.

1,331,874 clients

The number of men and women who participated in the colon cancer screening program in 2020.

56,577 redirects

The number of clients who were referred to the hospital in 2020 following their participation in the colon cancer screening program.

2,319x colon cancer found

A total of 2,319 colon cancers and 13,999 advanced adenomas were found among the participants invited in 2020.