Objective and Methods. The chairs of the official quality control committee for lung cancer mass screening program in every prefecture were sent questionnaires in September 2006, in order to evaluate how the quality control program worked. The interview focused on the quality of screening techniques and devices. Results. A total of 41 chairs (87% ) answered the questionnaires. Many of them did not know precisely about techniques and devices of screening centers. This situation reflects the official report of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 1997. On the other hand, a few prefectures began to manage the quality assurance program. Conclusion. Most of the official quality control meetings for prefectural lung cancer mass screening programs did not have substantial arguments about quality assurance, and did not control it. This situation should be improved.
- Lung cancer
- Quality control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine