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Colposcopy in general practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8952109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary care physicians are in an excellent position to identify women most at risk for cancer precursors. They can use a variety of modalities, including colposcopy thus reducing patient anxiety and waiting time. This article describes a training program for such a service, which includes at least 100 colposcopy examinations under supervision. It is applicable outside a hospital clinic setting. Subsequent practice must have a referral base sufficient to maintain competence as well as economic viability. All GP colposcopists in the Perth area attend regular quality assurance meetings. An audit has shown that properly trained GPs can achieve a level of competence equivalent to that expected of their specialist colleagues (89% concordance between colposcopic impression and histology). The format of the audit was based on that of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG). Treatment must be performed by experts. General practice is the appropriate location for community screening studies using colposcopy.
S Cherry; D Blackledge; R Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1737-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Lawley Colposcopy and Laser Clinic, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Family Practice
Genital Neoplasms, Female / diagnosis*
Medical Audit

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