[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 165
Citations 0
Comment and Response
July 8, 2013

Accurately Estimating Cervical Cancer Screening Overuse Among Older Women—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
  • 2Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 3San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital, San Francisco, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(13):1266-1267. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.7408

In Reply We appreciate the thoughtful comment by Liss and Baker regarding our study1 and agree that the visit-based nature of National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) leads to an inability to report on the prevalence of types of services delivered to a population, a limitation that is noted in the NAMCS documentation as well.2 However, in a presentation of trends, wherein these limitations are present across all years of study data, the comparison of rates between these years is valuable.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×