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Eur J Cancer. 2000 Nov;36(17):2244-6.

Cervical cancer screening in the Netherlands.

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  • 1Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. vanmarle@mgz.fgg.eur.nl

Abstract

The Netherlands is among the European countries with low incidence and almost lowest mortality from cancer of the uterine cervix. Screening started around 1970, being a combination of local and regional invitational programmes and opportunistic screening. In 1996 screening activities have been structured to a new national and nationwide programme. The restructuring concerned the management and financing of the programme, organisation, target age-ranges and interval, follow-up of abnormal test results, and evaluation. At the moment short-term results of implementation of the new screening programme are becoming available. It will take many more years before long-term effects of the new programme will emerge.

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