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Auditing community screening for undescended testes.
  1. R C Tamhne,
  2. S N Jarvis,
  3. A J Waterston
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.


    Different ways of auditing screening for undescended testes, using Hospital Activity Analysis data, hospital case notes, and community/general practice records are described. The cumulative orchidopexy rate per 1000 male births in successive birth cohorts is a simple tool for monitoring trends within a health district. Information gained from community/general practice records is valuable in highlighting problem areas in screening, such as the lack of clear diagnostic criteria and referral pathways.

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