Improving Fecal Occult Blood Testing Compliance Using a Mailed Educational Reminder

@article{Lee2009ImprovingFO,
  title={Improving Fecal Occult Blood Testing Compliance Using a Mailed Educational Reminder},
  author={Jeffrey K. Lee and Veronica Reis and Shanglei Liu and Lorraine M Conn and Erik J Groessl and Theodore G Ganiats and Samuel B. Ho},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={1192 - 1197}
}
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Randomized controlled trials have shown that annual screening fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) reduces CRC mortality and incidence. However, patient compliance with FOBT is low. To determine whether a mailed educational reminder increases FOBT card return rates and to examine predictors of FOBT compliance. Blinded, randomized, controlled trial at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, San Diego… CONTINUE READING