Monitoraggio informatizzato dello screening cervicale integrato. Razionale, metodi e indicatori di partecipazione.

Translated title of the contribution: Computerized monitoring for integrated cervical screening. Rationale, methods and indicators of participation

L. Bucchi, C. Pierri, L. Caprara, S. Cortecchia, M. De Lillo, A. Bondi

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Abstract

This paper presents a computerised system for the monitoring of integrated cervical screening, i.e. the integration of spontaneous Pap smear practice into organised screening. The general characteristics of the system are described, including background and rationale (integrated cervical screening in European countries, impact of integration on monitoring, decentralised organization of screening and levels of monitoring), general methods (definitions, sections, software description, and setting of application), and indicators of participation (distribution by time interval since previous Pap smear, distribution by screening sector--organised screening centres vs public and private clinical settings--, distribution by time interval between the last two Pap smears, and movement of women between the two screening sectors). Also, the paper reports the results of the application of these indicators in the general database of the Pathology Department of Imola Health District in northern Italy.

Translated title of the contributionComputerized monitoring for integrated cervical screening. Rationale, methods and indicators of participation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)9-21
Number of pages13
JournalPathologica
Volume95
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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