Agreement between self-reported early cancer detection practices and medical audits among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white health plan members in northern California.

@article{Hiatt1995AgreementBS,
  title={Agreement between self-reported early cancer detection practices and medical audits among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white health plan members in northern California.},
  author={Robert A. Hiatt and Eliseo J. P{\'e}rez-Stable and Charles Quesenberry and Fabio Sabogal and Regina Otero-Sabogal and Stephen J. Mcphee},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={278-85}
}
BACKGROUND Using the medical records of a large, prepaid health plan, our purpose was to assess the accuracy of self-reported data on cancer detection practices and to evaluate any differences in accuracy between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. METHODS Data were collected on six procedures: mammography, clinical breast examination, Pap smear, sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood tests, and digital rectal examination. We audited the medical records of 815 randomly selected Hispanic and 483 non… CONTINUE READING