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Performance management in breast screening:a case study of professional vision and ecologies of practice

Hartswood, M. and Procter, R. and Rouncefield, M. and Slack, R. (2002) Performance management in breast screening:a case study of professional vision and ecologies of practice. Cognition, Technology & Work, 4 (2). pp. 91-100. ISSN 1435-5558

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Abstract

As part of a programme to investigate the requirements for computer-based detection aids in the NHS breast screening programme, we have been studying how the work of mammogram reading is done within different screening centres. Our findings show how various interactional practices have been evolved in order to help maintain readers’ performance within acceptable levels. In this paper, we investigate one of these in detail, the use of annotations on screening reporting forms, and we consider their role in managing readers’ performance. Finally, we consider the implications of such practices for the design of computer-based systems and tools for breast screening.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cognition, Technology & Work
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annotation and accountability ; Decision making ; Ethnomethodology ; Professional vision
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11954
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 17:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 09:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11954

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