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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/95923
Title:
Cervical smears--an opportunity for disinvestment?
Authors:
Spence, M T; Woodman, Ciaran B J; Collins, S; Donnelly, Brad; Desai, Mina
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The National Cervical Screening Programme was introduced to increase population coverage while reducing the overscreening of women at low risk. AIM: To describe the frequency with which cervical smears are unnecessarily repeated within the prescribed screening interval. METHOD: All cervical smears taken in a primary care setting in Manchester from women aged 20-64, during 1988-92, were identified. A smear was considered unscheduled if it was taken within 30 months of a preceding smear and if there was no clinical indication or laboratory recommendation for an early repeat smear. RESULTS: A total of 100 134 smears were identified from 85 594 women attending 130 general practices and 40 NHS community clinics; 12 633 women subsequently had 14 702 unscheduled smears; 50% of the unscheduled smears were taken by 18% of the general practices and 8% of the NHS community clinics. CONCLUSION: If they are replicated elsewhere, these findings suggest a substantial disinvestment opportunity.
Affiliation:
Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester.
Citation:
Cervical smears--an opportunity for disinvestment? 1996, 46 (410):537-8 Br J Gen Pract
Journal:
The British Journal of General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/95923
PubMed ID:
8917874
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0960-1643
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorSpence, M Ten
dc.contributor.authorWoodman, Ciaran B Jen
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Sen
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Braden
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Minaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-07T15:46:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-07T15:46:18Z-
dc.date.issued1996-09-
dc.identifier.citationCervical smears--an opportunity for disinvestment? 1996, 46 (410):537-8 Br J Gen Practen
dc.identifier.issn0960-1643-
dc.identifier.pmid8917874-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/95923-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The National Cervical Screening Programme was introduced to increase population coverage while reducing the overscreening of women at low risk. AIM: To describe the frequency with which cervical smears are unnecessarily repeated within the prescribed screening interval. METHOD: All cervical smears taken in a primary care setting in Manchester from women aged 20-64, during 1988-92, were identified. A smear was considered unscheduled if it was taken within 30 months of a preceding smear and if there was no clinical indication or laboratory recommendation for an early repeat smear. RESULTS: A total of 100 134 smears were identified from 85 594 women attending 130 general practices and 40 NHS community clinics; 12 633 women subsequently had 14 702 unscheduled smears; 50% of the unscheduled smears were taken by 18% of the general practices and 8% of the NHS community clinics. CONCLUSION: If they are replicated elsewhere, these findings suggest a substantial disinvestment opportunity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectUterine Cervical Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshRisk-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshUterine Cervical Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshVaginal Smears-
dc.titleCervical smears--an opportunity for disinvestment?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Cancer Epidemiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of General Practiceen

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