Comparisons of cervical cancer screening programmes in the European Union

Eur J Cancer. 2000 Nov;36(17):2260-5. doi: 10.1016/s0959-8049(00)00321-x.


This paper summarises the similarities and differences between the cervical cancer screening programmes operating in the 15 Member States of the European Union as presented in the separate papers prepared by each country. The screening programmes are compared in terms of their duration of operation, type and sources of funding, invitation methodology, target population, organisation and quality assurance methodology with the aim of shedding some light upon the current situation of cervical cancer screening within the European Union.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • European Union
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration*
  • Mass Screening / standards
  • Middle Aged
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*