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Most invasive cervical cancers are found in women who have never been screened or who have not been screened in the last five years. In order to improve the cervical cancer screening rate at the Community Health Centers of Burlington, a chart review was conducted of female patients who did not have records of Pap tests within current guidelines. It was found that the 28% of these patients had pap tests by outside providers, indicating local care coordination is a major barrier to cervical cancer screening tracking. Another major barrier to screening was patients seen for acute visits only or for management of multiple chronic conditions but not for preventive visits.
Community Health Centers of Burlington
Vermont, Pap test, Cervical cancer
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Jarvis, Adrienne, "Cervical Cancer Screening at Community Health Centers of Burlington" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 219.