Anthony B. Miller, MB
Screening for cancer of the uterine cervix is generally regarded as effective. Observational studies that have established the effectiveness of screening have included geographic comparisons of screened and unscreened groups combined with studies of the trends of incidence and mortality after the introduction of screening (1), studies that correlated the intensity of screening with reduction in mortality from the disease (2), and case-control studies (3). Although few countries have noted a dramatic reduction in disease incidence or mortality related directly to the introduction of screening, several Nordic countries in which organized programs were introduced have shown an impressive reduction in
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Miller AB. The Cost Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:529–530. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-529
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):529-530.
Cancer Screening/Prevention, Healthcare Delivery and Policy, Hematology/Oncology, Prevention/Screening.
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