Health technology assessment report: Pap test con lettura computer-assistita per lo screening del cervicocarcinoma.

Translated title of the contribution: [Health technology assessment report: Computer-assisted Pap test for cervical cancer screening].

Paolo Della Palma, Luca Moresco, Paolo Giorgi Rossi

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HEALTH PROBLEM: Cervical cancer is a disease which is highly preventable by means of Pap test screening for the precancerous lesions, which can be easily treated. Furthermore, in the near future, control of screening with conventional slides to automatic scanning with liquid-based cytology cannot generate any economic saving, but the system could increase output with a given number of staff. The transition from manual to computer assisted automated screening of liquid based cytology will not generate savings and the increase in productivity will be lower than that of the switch from manual/conventional to automated/conventional. The use of biologists or pathologists as cytologists is more costly than the use of cytoscreeners. Given that the automated computer-assisted Pap test reduces human resource costs, its adoption in a model using only biologists and pathologists for screening is more economically advantageous. (ABSTRACT TRUNCATED)

Original languageItalian
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Issue number5 Suppl 3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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