Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia
Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines in Canada in 2012 correlated with reductions in chlamydia testing and decreases in reported incidence of chlamydia in females, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Michelle S. Naimer, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues examined the impact of the May 2012 cervical cancer screening guideline change on Papanicolaou (Pap) and chlamydia testing and chlamydia incidence. Population-based physician billing claims data were extracted to identify Pap and chlamydia tests; chlamydia cases were identified using public health surveillance data.

The researchers observed reduced chlamydia testing in females two years after the guideline change, with the greatest relative reduction seen among those aged 15 to 19 years (25.5 percent). There were decreases in reported chlamydia incidence for females aged 15 to 19 years (relative reduction, 16.8 percent) and 20 to 24 years (relative reduction, 14.4 percent). For males, chlamydia incidence remained the same, despite increased testing.

"Recent cervical cancer screening guideline changes in Ontario were associated with reduced chlamydia testing and reported new cases of chlamydia in females," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

24-Hour Primary Care Clinics Would Improve Continuity of Care

24-Hour Primary Care Clinics Would Improve Continuity of ...

Model involving multiple doctors working shifts in their own clinic offers many benefits

Repeat BP Reading Needed in Children With Initial High Result

Repeat BP Reading Needed in Children With Initial ...

Based on initial reading, more than half of children would have incorrect classification

Brochure Can Improve Opioid Disposal Rates After Surgery

Brochure Can Improve Opioid Disposal Rates After Surgery

Patients more likely to dispose of unused opioids after getting information and recommendations

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »