Journal Club: Comparison of a community outreach service with opportunity screening for cervical cancer using Pap smears

This week journal club takes on Comparison of a community outreach service with opportunity screening for cervical cancer using Pap smears by Chang et al.

Given existing nationwide organized Pap smear screening for cervical cancer in Taiwan, this study demonstrates that outreach Pap smear screening services may be a means of enhancing accessibility and thereby increasing attendance. Approximately 90% women attending outreach service had not previously accessed the pre-existing Pap smear examination provided in hospital. The enhancement of accessibility was particularly significant for certain subgroups of women (the elderly, the widowed and less well educated).

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