This study examines the synergies that exist between decision-analytic models and health care utilization data that are increasingly accessible through research networks that assemble data from the growing number of electronic medical record systems.
Less than one quarter of girls aged 9-17 years had initiated HPV vaccination by the end of 2008. Efforts to increase uptake should encourage providers to educate parents and promote access to reduced-cost vaccines.
The study found that HPV vaccine coverage among young adult women was low overall, and lower among the uninsured. Public financing and care provision programs are needed to expand vaccine coverage among uninsured women.
Assesses women's knowledge of the need for cervical cancer screening after HPV vaccination, describes Pap test intentions of vaccinated women, and evaluates whether knowledge and intentions differ across groups at greatest risk for cervical cancer.
This evaluation study found that the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Program provides access to high-quality care for insured women with breast cancer; however, many are treated at an advanced stage, which is associated with worse outcomes.