Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 23rd, 2001
After reviewing data from several U.S. databases, researchers estimate that between 10.6 and 11.6 million of the 12.5 million women with hysterectomies in the U.S. receive Pap tests that they don't need. The estimated cost to the health care system over a three-year period for these unnecessary Pap tests ranges from $375 to $505 million.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in...
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