Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening.

  title={Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening.},
  author={Jane M. Zapka and Elaine Puleo and Maureen Vickers-Lahti and Roger Luckmann},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={23 1},
BACKGROUND Developing effective programs to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening requires understanding of the effect of healthcare system factors on access to screening and adherence to guidelines. METHODS This study assessed the role of insurance status, type of plan, the frequency of preventive health visits, and provider recommendation on utilization of CRC screening tests using a cross-sectional, random-digit-dial survey of 1002 Massachusetts residents aged > or =50. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING