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Table 2 Rating and ranking exercise results - the example of recall rate

From: Monitoring and evaluation of breast cancer screening programmes: selecting candidate performance indicators

A. Definitions of indicators under review
Name of indicators Numerator Denominator
Recall rate n° of women recalled for further assessment based on a positive screening examination n° of women screened
Positive predictive value of recall n° of breast cancers detected n° of women recalled for further assessment
False positive rate n° of women recalled for further assessment with no cancer diagnosis n° of women screened
Early recall rate n° of women invited to undergo a re-screen at an interval less than the routine screening interval n° of women screened
False negative assessment after recall n° of women diagnosed with breast cancer after recall and negative further assessment n° of women screened
B. Results
Indicator selection criteria Ratinga (mean, SD)
Early recall rate Recall rate False negative False positive Positive predictive value
Relevant 7.5 (2.8) 9.4 (0.7) 8.3 (1.2) 9.1 (1.3) 9.0 (1.0)
Measurable 7.4 (2.5) 9.5 (0.9) 6.6 (2.5) 9.4 (0.7) 9.5 (0.8)
Accurate 6.9 (3.1) 9.4 (1.0) 6.9 (1.9) 9.4 (0.8) 9.0 (1.3)
Ethical 9.3 (0.8) 9.7 (0.5) 9.4 (0.7) 9.7 (0.5) 9.7 (0.5)
Understandable 8.7 (1.6) 9.4 (0.8) 7.9 (3.2) 9.0 (1.0) 9.3 (1.0)
Rank Ranking
1   9   2  
2 1 1   4 5
3 2   3 3 2
4 2     1
5 4     1
Not applicable 2   2 2  
No of participants ranking 11 10 11 11 9
Weighted ranking score 2.0 4.9 2.4 3.6 3.2
  1. a - a scale of 0 to 10 was used for rating
  2. SD standard deviation;
  3. Total number of participants was 13, 2 of whom provided only partial responses