The Papanicolaou Smear: Its Value and Limitations
- DIY tests may help GPs meet pay target. // Pulse;2/2/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p1
Reports on the involvement of general practitioners in a ground-breaking trial of a do-it-yourself screening test for human papilloma virus in Great Britain. Importance of smear test on women to meet their cervical cytology pay targets; Quality of medical practice.
- Language Use and the Receipt of Cancer Screening Recommendations by Immigrant Chinese American Women. Wenchi Liang; Wang, Judy H.; Mei-Yuh Chen; Mandelblatt, Jeanne S. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Feb2009, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p201
Background: Cancer screening rates are low among Chinese American women, a mostly immigrant minority population. This is possibly because they do not receive cancer screening recommendations from their physicians. The objective of this study was to determine if the rate at which physicians...
- Government smear test switch will cut workload. Carlowe, Jo // Pulse;4/21/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 16, p6
Reports on the government plan to introduce a cervical screening technique in Great Britain. Impact of the technique on the workload of general practitioners; Reference to the switch from Pap smears to liquid-based cytology; Position of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence on the plan.
- GPs have vascular screening doubts. // Pulse;6/17/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 21, p3
No abstract available.
- GPs warned over private screening. // GP: General Practitioner;1/29/2010, p18
The article reports that guidance for general practitioners (GPs) on queries from patients considering private screening has been issued by the British National Screening Committee (NSC). It is stated that for a range of conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysms, private tests are...
- Poor pap smear uptake. // Australian Nursing Journal;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p10
The article focuses on the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) annual report which shows low uptake of cervical cancer and preventative checks by practice nurses in Australia. Records from general practitioners indicate 1,835 practice nurse item numbers at 1,823 patient...
- Minimise risk of medical lawsuits. Lakhani, Mayur // Pulse;6/7/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 23, p20
Discusses the risk factors on missing or delaying a diagnosis by general practitioners in Great Britain. Triage and skill mix; Lack of support on the coordination and oversight of care; Difficulties in accessing diagnostic tests. INSETS: Scenario 1 Systems failure may be...
- Perceived Causes of Family Physicians' Errors. Ely, John W.; Levinson, Wendy; Elder, Nancy C.; Mainous III, Arch G.; Vinson, Daniel C. // Journal of Family Practice;Apr95, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p337
Background. Competent physicians occasionally make critical errors in patient care that can lead to long-lasting remorse and guilt. The perceived causes of self-admitted physician errors have not been previously explored. Methods. Fifty-three family physicians were interviewed in depth and asked...
- Looking for the causes underlying diagnostic error. Hill, Anthony // New Zealand Doctor;12/18/2013, p31
The article discusses the most common factors that cause poor diagnosis. It notes the increase scrutiny of diagnostic errors in New Zealand and mentions the result of a study which indicates that cognitive skill errors are the most common cause in poor diagnosis. It also recommends tips for...