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Halm EA, Beaber EF, McLerran D
Association between primary care visits and colorectal cancer screening outcomes in the era of population health outreach.
The researchers assessed associations between primary care provider (PCP) visits and receipt of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical (FIT) or fecal occult blood test (FOBT). They found that patients with a greater number of PCP visits had higher rates of both incident CRC screening and colonoscopy after positive FIT/FOBT, even in health systems with active population health outreach programs.
Citation: Halm EA, Beaber EF, McLerran D . Association between primary care visits and colorectal cancer screening outcomes in the era of population health outreach. J Gen Intern Med 2016 Oct;31(10):1190-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3760-9..
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Primary Care, Screening