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A Practice Improvement Intervention Increases Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women at a Women's Health Practice


  • The author reports no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships.


Lindsey Diane Kettinger, DNP, FNP-BC, Newton Family Medicine, 1477 Tobias Gadson Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407.



Annual chlamydia trachomatis screening of all sexually active women younger than age 26 is a recommended standard practice. Yet most women are not being tested. The author describes a successful practice change intervention to increase routine chlamydia screening rates in a women's health primary care setting. Screening rates increased from 53.4% to 76.1% following the intervention. Results suggest a combination of education, provider feedback, and clinic prompts can influence chlamydia screening behavior among providers.

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