Consequences of current patterns of Pap smear and colposcopy use.
AM Kavanagh, G Santow, H Mitchell
Journal of Medical Screening | Published : 1996
OBJECTIVES - To describe age specific frequencies of Pap smear and colposcopy use in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and to estimate the cumulative effects of current patterns of use. SETTING - Frequencies of Pap smear and colposcopy use were estimated for the financial year from 1 July 1989 to 30 June 1990. Eligible women were between the ages of 15 and 74, living in the ACT. METHODS - Data collected from a 10% sample of subjects enrolled with Medicare and from the only public pathology laboratory in the ACT were used to estimate age specific frequencies. The expected number of deaths from cervical cancer in the ACT in the absence of a screening programme was estimated by applying Au..View full abstract