DESCRIPTION: 

Percentage of women 50 - 74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: 

Higher score equals better quality


INITIAL POPULATION:

Women 51 - 74 years of age with a visit during the measurement period


DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR NOTE:

The intent of the measure is that starting at age 50 women should have one or more mammograms every 24 months with a 3 month grace period.

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

Women who had a bilateral mastectomy or who have a history of a bilateral mastectomy or for whom there is evidence of a right and a left unilateral mastectomy

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS: 

None


NUMERATOR:

Women with one or more mammograms during the measurement period or the 15 months prior to the measurement period.

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

Not Applicable