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Many Medicare beneficiaries not receiving colorectal cancer screening
Date:12/9/2007

level. They also found that compared to those who were never screened, patients who were screened between 1991 and 1997 were significantly more likely to receive subsequent screening between 1998 and 2004.

The investigators note that the low overall screening rates are consistent with previous studies, and that a majority of Medicare beneficiaries received incomplete or no colorectal cancer screening. Given the ability of screening tests to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, continued efforts to promote screening are clearly warranted, they conclude.


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