General practitioner attitudes to recall systems for cervical screening.
JJ Beilby, MA Wakefield, AM Maddock
The Medical Journal of Australia | Published : 1995
OBJECTIVES: To document the factors associated with general practitioner (GP) use of Pap smear reminder/recall systems and to canvass options for coordinating these GP-based systems with similar centrally based schemes. METHODS: A questionnaire survey of a random sample of South Australian GPs. RESULTS: 259 (78%) of 334 GPs returned questionnaires. 117 (45.2%) GPs had practice-based reminder/recall systems, with a higher prevalence among metropolitan GPs with a computer and who had been in practice for less than 20 years. 91.9% of GPs reported that the central register would be of some help in ensuring regular cervical screening. 38.2% of the GPs preferred reminder letters from the register ..View full abstract