Survey of colposcopy practices by obstetrician/gynecologists

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Abstract

A statewide survey to characterize the colposcopy patterns of practicing obstetrician/gynecologists was undertaken. There was a 66.1% response rate, with 98.2% of respondents performing colposcopy. Of those performing colposcopy, nearly all perform biopsies, cryosurgery and conizations; 73.4% perform laser vaporization, 66.7% perform laser cone biopsy and 11% perform laser cone biopsies in their offices. The mean number of colposcopies performed by respondents in a six-month period was 55. Twenty percent performed less than one examination per week and an additional 60% performed two to three examinations per week. Further studies to assess the diagnostic accuracy of those performing greater and lesser numbers of examinations are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-863
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume37
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Colposcopy
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Laser Therapy
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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