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Policies on Number of View and Double-Reading for Breast Cancer Screening Programs in 27 Countries, 2007-2008

Country Number of Views Double Reading Required? If Discordant, resolve by
Initial Screen Subsequent Screen Initial Screen (% double read) Subsequent Screen (% double read)
Australia 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Other: review by third reader or consensus between two readers
Belgium 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Third expert
Brazil 2 2 No No
Canada 2 2 No No
Czech Republic 2 2 No (76%) No (80%) Other: second reader responsible for decision
Denmark 2 1 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
Finland 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
France 2 2 Yes (90%) Yes (95%) Discussion between readers
Germany 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Review by consensus panel or committee
Hungary 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
Iceland 2 2 Yes (85%) Yes (85%) Woman always recalled
Ireland 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
Israel 2 2 No (2%) No (5%)
Italy 2 1 Yes Yes Third expert
Japan 1 1 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Woman always recalled
Korea 2 2 No No
Luxembourg 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
Netherlands 2 1 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
New Zealand 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Discussion between readers
Norway 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Other: varies
Portugal 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Third expert
Spain 2 2 No No Other
Switzerland 2 2 Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Third expert
Turkey 2 2 Yes No Woman is always recalled
United Kingdom 2 2 No (99%) No (99%) Woman is always recalled, discussion between readers, third expert
United States 2 2 No (20%) No (20%) Other: varies
Uruguay 2 2 No No Review by consensus panel or committee