Impact of a physician-oriented intervention on follow-up in colorectal cancer screening.

@article{Myers2004ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a physician-oriented intervention on follow-up in colorectal cancer screening.},
  author={Ronald E. Myers and Barbara J Turner and David S. Weinberg and Terry Hyslop and Walter W. Hauck and Timothy P. Brigham and Todd Rothermel and James Grana and Neil Schlackman},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={375-81}
}
BACKGROUND Complete diagnostic evaluation or CDE (i.e., colonoscopy or combined flexible sigmoidoscopy plus barium enema X-ray) is often not performed for persons with an abnormal screening fecal occult blood test (FOBT+) result. METHOD This study evaluated the impact of a reminder-feedback and educational outreach intervention on primary care practice CDE recommendation and performance rates. Four hundred seventy primary care physicians (PCPs) in 318 practices participated in the study… CONTINUE READING

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Complete diagnostic evaluation or CDE ( i.e. , colonoscopy or combined flexible sigmoidoscopy plus barium enema X - ray ) is often not performed for persons with an abnormal screening fecal occult blood test ( FOBT+ ) result .
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