Photoscreening review published

By |December 1st, 2020|

A narrative review has been published that considers photoscreening used in community services, focusing on costs, cost-effectiveness and scope of use, compared with EUSCREEN project Country Reports describing how photo- and automated screening is used internationally. Evidence that photoscreening reduces amblyopia or strabismus prevalence or improves overall outcomes is weak, as is evidence of cost-effectiveness, [...]

Improvements made to cost-effectiveness model; still online for testing

By |November 20th, 2019|

The past few weeks, several improvements to the cost-effectiveness model have already been implemented based on feedback from initial testers. The latest updates can be found here. It is very important for the further development and optimisation of the model that it is tested by as many informed people as possible. The model can be [...]

Changelog November 20, 2019

By |November 20th, 2019|

Model development It is only possible to enter a number as the total cost of the diagnostic examination. In the future, the model will calculate the cost of the diagnostic examination in the same way it calculates the cost of screening. In vision screening, under proposed programmes, there is a column ‘test’ where you can [...]

Changelog November 7, 2019

By |November 8th, 2019|

Model Development The model version is good, but multi-institution forecasting is not the best. I suggest that only kindergartens and schools be taken. Thank you for your suggestion. We have discussed your comment with the developers of the model and it will be looked further into. At school there might be range of people available [...]

EUSCREEN presentation at EFAS Congress 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

By |July 10th, 2019|

At the 14th congress of European Federations in Audiology Societies (EFAS), we had the opportunity to present our project the first day to the main auditorium. Our presentations covered target conditions, quality assurance, health economy and technical issues. We also took part in a seminar about Screening programs, presenting results from the EUSCREEN questionnaire. The [...]

Summary of the EUSCREEN study meeting in Poznań on March 8, 2019

By |March 21st, 2019|

This year the EUSCREEN study’s annual meeting was held in Poznan, Poland, on Friday, March 8, 2019. All Country Representatives for hearing, vision and general screening were invited to attend the meeting, held at the city’s Medical University's Congress Centre. Plenary morning session We started the day with a word of welcome by the study coordinator, followed [...]

Mapping and documenting existing hearing screening provision

By |February 12th, 2019|

By Allison Mackey and Inger Uhlén EUSCREEN hearing questionnaire evaluation Country representatives from almost all European countries and a number of non-European countries have responded to the Questionnaire, regarding hearing screening questions. In order to ensure accurate input to the model, an extensive validation procedure was carried out on all data provided by each Country [...]

Improving child health: when would a population-based screening programme be an appropriate, acceptable and sustainable intervention? Introducing the EUSCREEN framework

By |January 30th, 2019|

By Mirjam Verkleij and Eveline Heijnsdijk Having to deal with budget constraints, health care policy-makers are to plan their decisions on evidence that a new health care programme is cost-effective. However, multiple criteria must be taken into account when deciding on a new population-based screening programme. This study aimed to develop a user-friendly, practical tool [...]

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