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Cancer

25 June 2010

Phone Reminders May Boost Colon Cancer Screenings

Automated messages increased test rates by 30 percent, study found

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Within six months, 22.5 percent of those who received the reminder calls had ordered and completed a stool card test, compared to 16 percent of people who didn't receive reminder calls, the authors reported in the study published in the July print issue of the journal Medical Care.

 

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