Cervical screening up 7% in England:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Laboratories in England have reported a 7% annual increase in cervical smear tests. Some 4.4 million samples, involving 3.9 million women of all ages, were screened under the National Health Service's programme in 2001-02. At the end of March 2002, 81.6% of eligible women aged 25-64 had been screened at least once in the previous five years. In 76 of the 99 health authorities the coverage was 80% or higher.