Telephone Reminder Call in Addition to Mailing Notification Improved the Acceptance Rate of Colonoscopy in Patients with a Positive Fecal Immunochemical Test

@article{Cha2011TelephoneRC,
  title={Telephone Reminder Call in Addition to Mailing Notification Improved the Acceptance Rate of Colonoscopy in Patients with a Positive Fecal Immunochemical Test},
  author={Jae Myung Cha and Joung Il Lee and Kwang Ro Joo and Hyun Phil Shin and Jae Jun Park},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={3137-3142}
}
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) reduces CRC mortality; however, the acceptance rate of a colonoscopy in patients with a positive FIT was not high. The aim of this study was therefore to determine whether a telephone reminder call could increase the acceptance rate of colonoscopy in patients with a positive FIT. We performed FITs for asymptomatic participants aged 50 years or older. For patients with a positive FIT, a colonoscopy was recommended via… CONTINUE READING