Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (451)

Bríd Smith


451. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 445 of 10 December 2019, the details of the English study referred to; the location in the study in which the figure of 20% discordance in relation to false negatives compared to high grade abnormalities in view of the fact the study suggests a discordance of 14.9%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53223/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The report referred to is the NSHCSP Audit of Invasive Cervical Cancer National Report 2009-2013.

The data the Deputy refers to can be found in Table 20 on page 61 of the report.

The Expert Panel have advised that the ‘almost 20%’ included in the answer to the Deputy's previous question refers to the number 18.9% in the infographic on page 40 of the RCOG Aggregate Report.

The RCOG have advised that this 18.9% is derived by summing the proportion of originally negative slides reviewed in the English audit as various sub classifications of ‘high grade’ as follows: 3.3% moderate dyskaryosis + 10.4% severe dyskaryosis + 0.5%  ?Invasion + 4.7% ?glandular. These figures combined equal 18.9%, ie ‘almost 20%’.