Change to FIT increased CRC screening rates: evaluation of a US screening outreach program.

@article{Liles2012ChangeTF,
  title={Change to FIT increased CRC screening rates: evaluation of a US screening outreach program.},
  author={Elizabeth G Liles and Nancy A. Perrin and Ana Gabriela Rosales and Adrianne C. Feldstein and Davey M. Smith and David M. Mosen and Jennifer L Schneider},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={588-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests within a health maintenance organization before and after widespread adoption of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Using electronic medical records of 113,901 patients eligible for colorectal cancer screening, we examined test completion during 2 successive time periods among those who received an automated screening outreach call. The time periods were: 1) the… CONTINUE READING