Rapid rescreening of cervical smears as a quality control method in a high-risk population.

@article{Michelow2006RapidRO,
  title={Rapid rescreening of cervical smears as a quality control method in a high-risk population.},
  author={Pamela M Michelow and Grace McKee and F Hlongwane},
  journal={Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={110-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Cancer of the cervix is one of the commonest cancers in South Africa. Accurate cytological diagnosis is one of the prerequisites for an effective cervical screening programme and requires the implementation of appropriate quality assurance modalities. This study was undertaken to determine if rapid review of reportedly negative cervical smears is a useful internal quality assurance modality in an unscreened population with very high rates of cervical carcinoma. METHOD Approximately… CONTINUE READING