Journal article

Increasing cervical screening in women of more than 40 years of age: an intervention in general practice.

J Cockburn, S Hirst, D Hill, R Marks

Med J Aust | Published : 1990

Abstract

An intervention that was aimed at increasing cervical screening in women of more than 40 years of age was undertaken, with general practitioners as the primary point of contact. The intervention consisted of the practice receptionist giving female patients pamphlets about Papanicolaou smear-tests and the general practitioner offering a Papanicolaou smear-test. Nineteen general practitioners and their female patients (n = 466) of more than 40 years of age who presented for consultation over a 10-day period were involved in this study. Each woman in the study was asked when she had last undergone a Papanicolaou smear-test. All women who were found to be "at risk", that is, who had not undergon..

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