Impact of a colposcopy satellite clinic

Lowell K. Scott, Hugh M. Shingleton, Kenneth D. Hatch, Richard 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)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981

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