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Cervical Smears at Public Health Centres in Eastern Trinidad: Coverage and Follow-up, 2009–2010

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.295
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575–81
Synopsis: 
The cervical screening services in the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Trinidad and Tobago did not provide adequate coverage to the target population or adequate follow-up care for women with abnormal smears in 2009 and 2010.

ABSTRACT

Background: The objective was to examine the cervical screening programme at selected health centres in the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), Trinidad and Tobago, specifically regarding Pap smear coverage, frequency distribution of abnormal smears and the adequacy of follow-up of abnormal smears, according to the Caribbean Frameworks for Developing National Screening and Clinical Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control. 

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2014
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