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)