The number of women who received an invitation in 2021.
In addition to the measures due to COVID-19, the shortage of staff in the screening also played a role in the delay in inviting.
In 2021, 885.937 women participated in the breast cancer population screening. This is 72,5% of all women invited.
The turnout rate may be lower in 2021 due to fears of COVID-19, despite the precautions taken in the screening units to keep their distance.
71 screening centres
There are 71 screening centres in the Netherlands; 58 mobile and 13 permanent. The aim of the mobile screening centres is to offer the screening as close to home as possible.
Of every 1,000 women participating in the study, 26 are referred for further examination in the hospital. The population screening detected 6,362 cases of breast cancer in 2021.