QIM 9 – Cervical Screening
Australia has the lowest mortality rate and the second lowest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. The success of the cervical screening program is dependent upon the recruitment of women. Higher participation in cervical screening means that more women with precancerous abnormalities can have these detected and treated, which is necessary for achieving the overall aim of reducing incidence and mortality from cervical cancer.
Proportion of female regular clients who are aged 25 to 74, who have not had a total hysterectomy and who have had a cervical screening (HPV test) within the previous 5 years.
CAT Starting Point:
This indicator is currently being clarified with the Department of Health as the definitions not completely clear. As soon as we receive confirmation on the details this recipe will be updated.
CAT4 starting point
RECIPE Steps Filters:
- In the “General” Tab, enter Start Age = 25 and End Age = 74
- In the 'Date Range Result' tab, select the custom date range starting on the 1/12/2017
This filter is currently not available for the Cervical Screening graph. We will update CAT4 in the near future to enable this filter to be applied to the report.
However the current options are covering the five year criteria:
- HPV <= 5yrs - HPV tested within the last 5 years
- Pap <= 2 yrs (no HPV) - Pap tested within the last 2 years but no HPV test done
- HPV>5yrs / Pap>2yrs (no HPV) - No HPV test in more than 5 years/ no Pap test in more than 2 years
- Not Recorded
- Click "Recalculate"
- Click ‘Hide Filters’
- Select the "Screening/Cervical Screening" tab
This report will show the selected patients and the proportion of patients without a test recorded and will allow you to measure improvement over time by comparing your reports:
This report excludes patients with a number of conditions, including hysterectomy. Full details can be found here:
The report can also be exported to be sent to the national cancer register for bulk enquiries on patients cervical screening status.
To Export Patient List to Microsoft Excel:
1. Click on the “Export Icon”at the top of the Patient Reidentification window.
2. Click on “Excel”
3. Choose a file name and a location to save to (eg. Create a folder C:/ClinicalAudit/CAT Patient FollowUp)
4. Click “Save”
The steps above will produce a list of patients with contact details in MS Excel which can then be used to:
1. Go back through the individual patient records in the GP Clinical Desktop System (CDS) and update known records
2. Phone patients to update their record
3. Produce a mail merge to recall patients for follow up
Optional: Use Recall CAT SMS and voice messages for patient recall
Full details are here: Recall CAT
After you have applied one or more filters and/or cross tabulations and have selected the group of patients of interest, you will see the choices for SMS Recall and other options at the bottom of the patient re-identification report. This can be applied to all of our CAT Recipes or any custom search you want to perform.
CAT Starting Point:
The Patient Reidentification window displays your list of filtered patients
You can refine the selection manually by clicking the 'Refine Selection' button.
If you click on "SMS Recall", the "SMS Recall" window will be displayed with the name of your clinic. Enter a message that relates to the purpose of the notification. There are a number of options under the inclusion criteria:
- Patients who have opted out of receiving SMS from your clinic are removed by default
- Linking your online booking system to the SMS recall
- Include the opt-out message in the SMS for patient to "STOP" receiving SMS notifications sent through CAT4
Clicking on "Send" will send the message to all patients with a valid mobile phone number in their record. A confirmation message will prompt you with the number of messages to be sent and the required credits. Click yes to send the SMS recall.
After sending a SMS or Voice Message you will see a message like this one (for SMS)
For full details on the prompt history, click on 'Prompts' and select 'SMS and Voicemail'
Recall CAT - Message History: http://help.pencs.com.au/display/CG/Recall+CAT+-+Message+History
Optional: Create a prompt to display in Topbar
Remember you need to be in the CAT4 Daily View to be able to create prompts. Other pre-requisites are:
- Topbar is installed
- CAT4 is linked to Topbar via Edit/Preferences/Topbar - check here for details: Linking CAT4 to Topbar
To start CAT4 in the Daily View, click on the 'Daily View' icon in the dashboard:
Once you have applied the filter(s) and displayed the patients of interest as described above, you can create a prompt that will be shown to all clinicians using Topbar if a patient meeting the prompt criteria is opened in their clinical system. The full guide is available at CAT PLUS PROMPTS and a short guide on how to create prompts in CAT4 can be found at Creating a Prompt in CAT4
To start you have to use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the patient details report and select "Prompt at Consult - Topbar" then click on "Go" to give the new prompt a name.
The name you enter is the prompt text displayed in Topbar, so choose a simple but clear name that tells the clinician seeing the prompt what should be done.