Healthcare question

Should a personalised telephone call in addition to a letter vs. an automated telephone call in addition to a letter be used for
inviting asymptomatic women to organised breast cancer screening programmes?

Recommendation

The ECIBC's Guidelines Development Group (GDG) suggests not using a personalised telephone call in addition to a letter for inviting asymptomatic women between the ages of 50-69 (in whom screening is strongly recommended) to attend organised population-based breast cancer screening programmes.

Recommendation strength ­

  Conditional recommendation against the intervention

  Very low certainty of the evidence

Research priorities

Satisfaction and informed decision making outcomes need to be addressed.

Supporting documents