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LIA-025: Pap Smear Screening

 
Pap Smear Screening: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the following guidelines for regarding review of pap smears in the context of potential litigation:

  • Pap smear slides assessed for possible litigation should be reviewed without knowledge of clinical outcome.
  • This review should simulate the normal screening situation as closely as possible.
  • This may be accomplished as a screening process including the contested case as one of a number of pap smears representing a variety of disease states.
  • Review with knowledge of subsequent development of carcinoma biases the objectivity of the review and does not reflect standard practice. (HOD, 0417)