Effect of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88) on the incidence of invasive cervical cancer.

@article{Helfand1992EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88) on the incidence of invasive cervical cancer.},
  author={Mark Helfand and Gerry T O'Connor and Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and J. Robert Beck},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1992},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={1067-82}
}
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA '88) mandates strict, new quality-control measures for laboratories that interpret cervical cytology smears. Proposed regulations include proficiency testing of cytotechnologists and remediation for technologists and laboratories that fail to meet proposed proficiency standards. Proponents of the new regulations argue that these measures will reduce deaths from cervical cancer by reducing the false-negative rate of the Papanicolaou (Pap… CONTINUE READING