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The role of the NSW Pap Test Register in monitoring the cervical screening process in NSW Volume 12 Issue 4

Sacha Macansh

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(4) 99 - 102 Published: 2001

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Sacha Macansh


In 1993, the Steering Group on Quality Assurance in Screening for the Prevention of Cancer of the Cervix recognised that cervical cytology registers were uniquely placed to provide comprehensive information that could be used to monitor and improve the quality of cervical screening. This article describes the NSW Pap Test Register, and how the data that it collects is used to monitor the performance of the NSW Cervical Screening Program.