The NMD Physician Screening Report compares physician data NMD Reports Menu - Aggregate Reportsto facility, registry, and national data, helping clinicians benchmark their performance.


Reports are posted semiannually. A sample report is available here.


Click the Aggregate Reports menu item in the NMD Reports menu to generate a table of reports available for download. The reports will appear as shown below.NMD Aggregate Reports Available for Download



Measure Definitions and Sections

The Measures Definitions table provides a brief description of each measure listed in the report.


Data are grouped into two sections:

  • Section 1 contains data for exams with at least 365 days of follow-up data. Physicians with no exams having at least 365 days of follow-up data receive only NMD aggregate benchmark data in this section but do have preliminary data in Section 2.

  • Section 2 includes preliminary data on exams performed in the most recent 12-month period.



Comparison Tables and BCSC Distributions

The Abnormal Interpretations and Cancers for Screening Mammography table compares physician measures to the entire facility, all NMD facilities, and BCSC benchmarks.NMD Physician Report - Abnormal Interpretations and Cancers for Screening Mammography table


Physician data are also plotted against the distribution of BCSC benchmark data for Recall Rate, PPV2 (Biopsy Recommended), Cancer Detection Rate, and Rate Minimal Cancer measures. Red vertical lines depict physician data (where available) and blue vertical lines show BCSC benchmark means, quartiles, and 10th and 90th percentiles.NMD Physician Report - BCSC Benchmark Distribution Graphs


Because Section 2 contains preliminary data, benchmark charts are provided in Section 1 only.



Comparison Bar Charts

A series of bar charts provides data for six measures, grouped into five graphs:

  • Recall Rate and Positive Predictive Value 2 (PPV2)

  • Positive Predictive Value 1 (PPV1)

  • Positive Predictive Value 3 (PPV3)

  • Cancer Detection Rate (CDR)

  • Biopsy Results

The bar charts plot measures for each physician along with data for the facility overall, the entire NMD registry, and BCSC benchmarks.NMD Physician Report - Comparison Bar Chart



Trend Charts

Trend charts plot data by year, from the start of the NMD registry, for each physician, the facility, and the entire registry. Charts are provided in Section 1 only.NMD Physician Report - Trend Graphs


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