cytology screening programme

cytology screening programme

A generic term for any programme that obtains cervical cytology specimens from a group of sexually active women on a regular basis and screens for the presence of malignant and premalignant cells, allowing early management of cervical cancer, thereby reducing the mortality of what once was an often fatal disease.
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With the phased implementation of a National Health Insurance system in SA, it will become increasingly important to determine the cost of services accurately Our findings will assist health managers to price cytology services appropriately and in so doing advance the sustsainability of SA's laboratory-based cervical cytology screening programme.
Thailand's Ministry of Public Health and National Health Security Office introduced a national cytology screening programme through existing health facilities in 2005.
However, in the state sector the national cytology screening programme has not been implemented widely.