Is the Type of Medicare Insurance Associated With Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevalence and Selection of Screening Strategy?

@article{Schneider2008IsTT,
  title={Is the Type of Medicare Insurance Associated With Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevalence and Selection of Screening Strategy?},
  author={Eric C. Schneider and Meredith B. Rosenthal and Constantine G Gatsonis and Jie Zheng and Arnold M. Epstein},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={S84-S90}
}
Background:Medicare managed care (MMC) plans may be better positioned to deliver preventive services than fee-for-service (FFS) insurers. We assessed whether beneficiaries in MMC plans were more likely than those in traditional FFS insurance to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and whether type of insurance was associated with use of specific screening strategies. Methods:We studied 10,173 respondents to the 2000 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey representing 24,394,204 US Medicare… CONTINUE READING

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