Shalini L Kulasingam

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Limited by what is reported in the literature, most systematic reviews of medical tests focus on "test accuracy" (or better, test performance), rather than on the impact of testing on patient outcomes. The link between testing, test results and patient outcomes is typically complex: even when testing has high accuracy, there is no guarantee that physicians(More)
BACKGROUND Federally funded surveys of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake are important for pinpointing geographically based health disparities. Although national and state level data are available, local (ie, county and postal code level) data are not due to small sample sizes, confidentiality concerns, and cost. Local level HPV vaccine uptake data(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and to determine the geographic distribution of vaccine uptake while accounting for spatial autocorrelation. DESIGN This study is cross-sectional in design using data collected via the Internet from the Survey of Minnesotans About Screening and HPV study. SETTING AND(More)
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