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Reminder Program Dramatically Increases Mammography Rates, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
Date:7/14/2009

a randomized controlled trial, and women in the comparison groups were not the same age as those in the target group. However, screening rates in the comparison groups did not improve, which leads the authors to believe that improvements in the target group were indeed a result of the reminder program.

Study authors include: Adrianne Feldstein, MD, MS; Nancy Perrin, Ph.D.; A. Gabriela Rosales, MS; Jennifer Schneider, MPH; and Mary M. Rix, RN, all with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore.; Stephanie Schoap, MBA, and Kara Keels of Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Portland, Ore.; and Russell E. Glasgow, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Penrose, Colo.

About the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research, founded in 1964, is a nonprofit research institution dedicated to advancing knowledge to improve health. It has research sites in Portland, Ore., Honolulu, Hawaii and Atlanta.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances
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