Pap smear reminder system fails

Almost a thousand women and their GPs in Queensland are being contacted after the Pap Smear Register failed to send out reminders about follow-up tests for low-grade abnormalities.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said a problem with the register's automatic mailing system meant that 980 women who had a Pap smear with a low-grade abnormality did not receive a reminder letter to have a follow-up

Dr Young (pictured) said the Pap Smear Register was &quot