2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94675
Title:
Why do we continue to take unnecessary smears?
Authors:
Woodman, Ciaran B J; Richardson, Judith; Spence, M
Abstract:
A questionnaire survey of all general practices and family planning doctors in Manchester Health Authority was undertaken to determine why many more smears are taken in primary care than are scheduled by the screening programme. An 82% response rate was obtained. The indications for additional smear tests most frequently cited by responders were postcoital (88%), postmenopausal (84%), or intermenstrual bleeding (55%); genital warts (87%); and multiple sexual partners (52%). Forty-six per cent think that a woman should have a repeat test within one year of her first ever test. We discuss why these are not valid indications for additional smear tests.
Affiliation:
Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, University of Manchester.
Citation:
Why do we continue to take unnecessary smears? 1997, 47 (423):645-6 Br J Gen Pract
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice
Issue Date:
Oct-1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94675
PubMed ID:
9474830
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0960-1643
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWoodman, Ciaran B Jen
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Judithen
dc.contributor.authorSpence, Men
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23T11:32:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-23T11:32:54Z-
dc.date.issued1997-10-
dc.identifier.citationWhy do we continue to take unnecessary smears? 1997, 47 (423):645-6 Br J Gen Practen
dc.identifier.issn0960-1643-
dc.identifier.pmid9474830-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/94675-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire survey of all general practices and family planning doctors in Manchester Health Authority was undertaken to determine why many more smears are taken in primary care than are scheduled by the screening programme. An 82% response rate was obtained. The indications for additional smear tests most frequently cited by responders were postcoital (88%), postmenopausal (84%), or intermenstrual bleeding (55%); genital warts (87%); and multiple sexual partners (52%). Forty-six per cent think that a woman should have a repeat test within one year of her first ever test. We discuss why these are not valid indications for additional smear tests.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFamily Planning Services-
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshUnnecessary Procedures-
dc.subject.meshVaginal Smears-
dc.titleWhy do we continue to take unnecessary smears?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, University of Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of General Practiceen

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Christie are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.