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Figure 1.2. Framework for a System Approach to Tracking and Increasing Screening for Population Health Improvement Regarding Colorectal Cancer (SATIS-PHI/CRC) (Text Descriptio

Health Care Systems for Tracking Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

Figure 1.2 is a diagram showing the six steps in SATIS-PHI/CRC intervention:

Step 1. Recruit practices; obtain endorsement from all clinicians to represent their practice and contact their patients. Step 1 leads directly to Step 2. Conduct academic detailing; bring clinician knowledge and behavior into line with current guidelines for screening and followup. Step 1 also leads directly to Step 3. Identify eligible patients; based on electronic records review and SEA form.

Step 4. Mail screening materials; mail screening invitation, information, and materials on behalf of practices.

Step 5. Track screening; based on electronic records review and chart audits. A dotted line goes from Step 5 to Step 4.

The last step is Step 6. Provide feedback; notify practices of screening results and recommended followup.

Steps 2 and 4 lead to the patient outcome of screening. Steps 2 and 6 lead to the patient outcome of followup of positive screens.

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Current as of December 2010
Internet Citation: Figure 1.2. Framework for a System Approach to Tracking and Increasing Screening for Population Health Improvement Regarding Colorectal Cancer (SATIS-PHI/CRC) (Text Descriptio: Health Care Systems for Tracking Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/crcscreeningrpt/crcscreenfigtxt1-2.html