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Other Characteristics of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs in 19 ICSN Countries, 2012*

Region/Country Methods used to recruit women1 Facility Type2 Source of payment for exam Source of funding for program Utilize guidelines for quality assurance?
Australia PR, SM, MM GP, GN, C Government/Woman Government Yes, Australian guidelines
Canada PI, PR, SM, MM, O GP, GN, C Government Government Yes
China PI, SM, MM SC, MS, C Government Government Yes, Chinese Ministry of Health guidelines
Denmark PI GP Government Government Yes, Denmark guidelines
Finland PI C, O Government Government
France PI, SM, MM SC, GN, C Insurance Government/Private foundation Yes, European guidelinesExternal Web Site Policy
Georgia SM, MM SC, MS, C Government Government No
Iceland PI, PR SC, GP, GN, C Government/Woman Government Yes, Icelandic guidelines
Italy PI C Government Government Yes, Italian Ministry of Health guidelines
Japan PI, PR, SM, O SC, GN, MS, C Government/Woman Government Yes, Japanese guidelines
Korea PI SC, GP, GN, MS, C Government/Insurance Government Yes, Korean Ministry for Health guidelines
Netherlands PI GP Government Government Yes, Netherlands guidelines
New Zealand PI, SM, MM GP, GN, C Woman Government Yes, New Zealand guidelines
Norway PI, PR GP, GN, C Government/Woman Government Yes, Norwegian guidelines based on WHO 2004
Poland PI, SM, MM MS Insurance Government Yes
Portugal (Alentejo Region) PI, SM C Government Government Yes, European guidelines
Portugal (Central Region) PI GP Government Government Yes, European guidelines
United Kingdom PI, PR GP, C Government Government Yes, Achievable benchmarks and standards
United States PR, SM, MM GP, GN, C Government/Insurance Government

*Data are from a survey of ICSN country representatives, conducted in 2012

1 Recruitment Methods:

PI (Personal Invitation)
PR (Physician Referral)
SM (Small Media Advertising i.e., flyers, brochures, pamphlets)
MM (Mass Media Advertising i.e., television, radio)
O (Other)

2 Facility Type:

SC (Dedicated Screening Center)
GP (private physician office/General Practitioner)
GN (private physician office/gynecologist)
MS (mobile screening unit)
C (clinic, public health center, maternal child clinic)
O (other)