Cervical Cancer Screening
What was measured?What percentage of women in the HMO, ages 21-64, had a Pap smear to test for cervical cancer during the past three years?
These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative and medical records.
Why is it important?Checking women for cervical cancer is important for finding the cancer early when the chances are better for successful treatment. Getting a Pap smear test regularly is a proven way to find the disease early.
Look for differences of at least four percentage points.
Smaller differences are often not significant.