A closer look at cervical smear uptake and results pre- and post- introduction of the national screening programme.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207592
Title:
A closer look at cervical smear uptake and results pre- and post- introduction of the national screening programme.
Authors:
Gallagher, F; Gallagher, J
Affiliation:
St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. gallagher.finola@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2010 Jul-Aug;103(7):199-200, 202.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207592
PubMed ID:
20845597
Abstract:
Prior to the introduction of a national cervical screening programme, death rates from cervical cancer in the Republic of Ireland were greater than the death rates in all other regions in Britain and Northern Ireland. The following audit compares the impact of the national cervical screening programme, established on 1 September '08, on uptake and results per age group screened before and after its implementation. This retrospective audit was carried out in a four-doctor practice with approximately 1554 GMS and 5000 private patients. Data over a ten month period in '08/'09 was collected from the practice record of cervical smears and compared to the same period in '07/'08. A cohort of 534 Irish urban women was included. A total number of 148 women were screened between October 2007 and July 2008 compared with 386 women screened over the same months in 2008/2009. Increase in uptake was most marked in the 25-44 years age group, 100 ('07-'08) vs. 303 ('08-'09). The majority of results for both time periods were negative (85% 07/08, 81% 08/09). There was a higher number of HSIL in '08-'09 (an increase from 1% to 3.37% of the total screened). This audit clearly supports the introduction of the national cervical screening programme showing both an increase in uptake and a increased pick-up of high grade lesions.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia/*epidemiology; Cervix Uteri/pathology; Female; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; *Mass Screening; Medical Audit; Middle Aged; Pregnancy; State Medicine; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/*epidemiology; Vaginal Smears/*statistics & numerical data; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:32:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:32:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:32:18Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2010 Jul-Aug;103(7):199-200, 202.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20845597en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207592-
dc.description.abstractPrior to the introduction of a national cervical screening programme, death rates from cervical cancer in the Republic of Ireland were greater than the death rates in all other regions in Britain and Northern Ireland. The following audit compares the impact of the national cervical screening programme, established on 1 September '08, on uptake and results per age group screened before and after its implementation. This retrospective audit was carried out in a four-doctor practice with approximately 1554 GMS and 5000 private patients. Data over a ten month period in '08/'09 was collected from the practice record of cervical smears and compared to the same period in '07/'08. A cohort of 534 Irish urban women was included. A total number of 148 women were screened between October 2007 and July 2008 compared with 386 women screened over the same months in 2008/2009. Increase in uptake was most marked in the 25-44 years age group, 100 ('07-'08) vs. 303 ('08-'09). The majority of results for both time periods were negative (85% 07/08, 81% 08/09). There was a higher number of HSIL in '08-'09 (an increase from 1% to 3.37% of the total screened). This audit clearly supports the introduction of the national cervical screening programme showing both an increase in uptake and a increased pick-up of high grade lesions.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshCervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshCervix Uteri/pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Mass Screeningen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Auditen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshState Medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshUterine Cervical Neoplasms/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshVaginal Smears/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleA closer look at cervical smear uptake and results pre- and post- introduction of the national screening programme.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. gallagher.finola@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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