Comparison of patient preferences for fecal immunochemical test or colonoscopy using the analytic hierarchy process

  title={Comparison of patient preferences for fecal immunochemical test or colonoscopy using the analytic hierarchy process},
  author={Yinghui Xu and Barcey Levy and Jeanette M. Daly and George R. Bergus and Jeffrey C Dunkelberg},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
BACKGROUND In average-risk individuals aged 50 to 75 years, there is no difference in life-years gained when comparing colonoscopy every 10 years vs. annual fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening. Little is known about the preferences of patients when they have experienced both tests. METHODS The study was conducted with 954 patients from the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics during 2010 to 2011. Patients scheduled for a colonoscopy were asked to complete a… CONTINUE READING


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