Time consumed by microscopic and nonmicroscopic tasks in image-assisted gynecologic screening: Implications for workload assessment
Andrew A. Renshaw, Dawn Underwood, Ghada Aramoni, Beverly Cash, Maureen Croyle, Dave Deeds, Sandra Dolar, Stephen Gmitro, Nancy Ray, Debbie Sabo, Julie A. Shorie, Bridgette Springer, Dana Weber Moffsinger and Tarik M. Elsheikh
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21711
Cases with and without full manual review (FMR) were found to take an average of 5.9 minutes and 3.0 minutes to screen, respectively, and 1 additional minute between slides. Approximately 60% and 30% of screening time is occupied by nonmicroscopic activities for field of view (FOV) and FMR cases, respectively. The US Food and Drug Administration/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services workload limits significantly underestimate the time needed to screen FOV-only cases, but appear to be adequate for FMR plus FOV cases.