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Ireland announces national breast screening programme

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7190.1025 (Published 17 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1025
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Ireland has become the fourth country in Europe to introduce a national breast screening programme, after the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The first phase of the recently announced scheme-which will offer free mammograms to women in the 50-64 age group- will start in October.

    The scheme is being funded by the Department of Health. Initial capital funding of IR£2m ($2.8m) has been provided for the development of two central units linked to the Mater and St Vincent's …

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