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Guidelines for cervical screening await scientific evaluation

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1152
  1. J F Nottingham, Consultant histopathologist.
  1. George Eliot NHS Trust, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 7DJ

    EDITOR —In a news item about cervical screening in England1 Wise refers to a report by the National Audit Office.1The office is particularly critical of serious failings in the interpretation of cervical smears in a small number of laboratories. The laboratory at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby is included among these laboratories. In fact, a massive rescreening exercise at …

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