Death of the Papanicolaou smear? A tale of three reasons.

@article{Boronow1998DeathOT,
  title={Death of the Papanicolaou smear? A tale of three reasons.},
  author={Richard C. Boronow},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={391-6}
}
The Papanicolaou smear is arguably the most cost-effective cancer screening test ever devised. Yet future availability of this low-cost test is seriously threatened by increasing litigation, huge awards, and the implied linkage between "error" and "negligence." The expectation of a 0 error standard, even for a screening test, is central in the current… CONTINUE READING