Bavaria issues mammography quality assurance certificate:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The quality of mammography in the German state of Bavaria is to be assured with the award of a new quality standards certificate. The certificate, the first of its type in Germany, was officially launched last week after a joint initiative by the Bavarian state doctors' chamber (BLAK) and the Bavarian association of statutory health insurance physicians (KVB) and is to awarded to doctors who complete a test at the KVB digital reporting station in Munich. The initiative was supported financially from the outset by the Bavarian social affairs ministry and the funds have been used to build further digital reporting stations in Nuremberg and Wurzburg. The Bavarian measures to quality assure mammography are part of a nationwide programme set up last October by the federal association of statutory health insurance physicians (KBV) and the statutory health insurance funds (GKV).