The most effective outreach for patients overdue for cancer screening, according to St. Michael’s Hospital Academic FHT

November 13, 2018

By Tara Kiran, MD, MSc, Sam Davie, MSc, Rahim Moineddin, PhD, and Aisha Lofters, MD, PhD; St. Michael's Academic FHT

Background: There is good evidence that cancer-specific patient outreach improves rates of cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening. However, it is unclear how primary care practices should implement integrated outreach for all 3 types of cancer screening. They aimed to understand whether integrated outreach using mailed letters or phone calls were more effective at increasing screening uptake in a primary care organization.

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