2017 update of the European Federation for Colposcopy (EFC) performance standards for the practice of colposcopy

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dc.contributor.author Petry, K. Ulrich
dc.contributor.author Nieminen, Pekka J.
dc.contributor.author Leeson, Simon C.
dc.contributor.author Bergeron, Christine O.M.A.
dc.contributor.author Redman, Charles W.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-18T12:27:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-18T12:27:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.citation Petry , K U , Nieminen , P J , Leeson , S C , Bergeron , C O M A & Redman , C W E 2018 , ' 2017 update of the European Federation for Colposcopy (EFC) performance standards for the practice of colposcopy ' , European Journal of Obstetrics, and Gynecology ,and Reproductive Biology , vol. 224 , pp. 137-141 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.03.024
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dc.identifier.other RIS: urn:200D8B559CB2504D488CADED34517864
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000432761900027
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85044476908
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236442
dc.description.abstract A refinement of quality indicators (Qls) is described whereby the quality of care can be measured across colposcopy services in different countries and healthcare settings. A five-round Delphi process was conducted at successive satellite meetings from 2011 to 2015 of leading European colposcopists to refine the most high-scoring Qls relevant to colposcopic practice. A review and refinement of the wording of the standards and their criteria was undertaken by national society representatives. Six quality indicators were identified and refined. "Documentation of whether the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) has been visible or not" was changed into "for cervical colposcopy transformation zone (TZ) type (1, 2 or 3) should be documented". The standard "percentage of cases having a colposcopic examination prior to treatment for abnormal cytology" was changed to "percentage of cases having a colposcopic examination prior to treatment for abnormal cervical screening test". The standard "percentage of all excisional treatments/conizations containing CIN2+ (cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade two or worse)" was changed into "percentage of excisional treatments/conizations having a definitive histology of CIN2+. Definitive histology is highest grade from any diagnostic or therapeutic biopsies". The standard "percentage of excised lesions/conizations with clear margins" was unchanged. The remaining two Qls define the minimum caseloads required for colposcopists. However, "cytology" was replaced by "screening results"to acknowledge the introduction of human papillomavirus testing to European screening programmes. Six Qls were identified to define good practice in colposcopy. (C) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Obstetrics, and Gynecology ,and Reproductive Biology
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dc.subject 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
dc.subject colposcopy
dc.subject healthcare quality assurance
dc.subject early detection of cancer
dc.subject multicenter
dc.subject cervical pathology
dc.subject international federation
dc.subject utility
dc.title 2017 update of the European Federation for Colposcopy (EFC) performance standards for the practice of colposcopy en
dc.type Review Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization HUS Gynecology and Obstetrics
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2018.03.024
dc.relation.issn 0301-2115
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