Action Code


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Action Code

A one-character code which defines the type of action to be taken in a particular patient based on her cervical smear results in the UK. The action code may define the recall type, the type of notification required and the period of time between recalls.
Action codes
A Normal (routine) recall interval for the responsible Health Authority.
R Further smear is recommended sooner than the normal (routine) recall interval for the responsible Health Authority.
S Referral to a gynaecologist is recommended, and for those smears from patients under the care of a gynaecologist or other relevant specialist.
H Record the result, and leave current recall details unchanged.
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