Colposcopy or cervical conization? An economic comparison

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  • Costs of colposcopic evaluation of patients with abnormal Papanicolaou smears versus evaluation by conization are compared. The average colposcopic evaluation costs $106, and the average conization costs $923.70. Additional savings ensue if a colposcopic diagnosis, rather than conization of the cervix, precedes a definitive hysterectomy. All criteria for an adequate colposcopic examination and tissue diagnosis must be met to make this comparison. © 1978 Southern Medical Association.
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  • Austin JM; Charles ED; Shingleton HM
  • Start Page

  • 580
  • End Page

  • 581
  • Volume

  • 71
  • Issue

  • 5