Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic

L. K. Scott, H. M. Shingleton, Kenneth D Hatch, R. S. Maisiak

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Abstract

A community educational program and the introduction of a colposcope in Decatur; Alabama, led to a dramatic decrease in the relative percent of patients evaluated by conization after a positive Pap smear, and a corresponding increase in the relative percent of colposcopic evaluations. The percent of negative or dysplastic tissue diagnoses from conization was reduced from 78% before the colposcopy program to 61% after the program. It was estimated that the colposcopy program resulted in an 81% reduction in the number of conizations and that colposcopy used in lieu of conization resulted in a substantial reduction in both morbidity and cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-416+418
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume74
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Conization
Colposcopy
Colposcopes
Papanicolaou Test
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis

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Scott, L. K., Shingleton, H. M., Hatch, K. D., & Maisiak, R. S. (1981). Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic. Southern Medical Journal, 74(4), 413-416+418.

Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic. / Scott, L. K.; Shingleton, H. M.; Hatch, Kenneth D; Maisiak, R. S.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 74, No. 4, 1981, p. 413-416+418.

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Scott, LK, Shingleton, HM, Hatch, KD & Maisiak, RS 1981, 'Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 413-416+418.
Scott LK, Shingleton HM, Hatch KD, Maisiak RS. Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic. Southern Medical Journal. 1981;74(4):413-416+418.
Scott, L. K. ; Shingleton, H. M. ; Hatch, Kenneth D ; Maisiak, R. S. / Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1981 ; Vol. 74, No. 4. pp. 413-416+418.
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