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Predictors of colorectal cancer screening variation among primary care providers and clinics

Predictors of colorectal cancer screening variation among primary care providers and clinics

Dr. Jennifer Weiss et al. used EMR data and a survey of primary care providers (PCPs) to evaluate patient, provider, and clinic factors that predict variation in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among PCPs and clinics. They found that screening rates varied from 51-80% among clinics from 51-82% among PCPs, and identified significant predictors of completing CRC screening at the patient, provider, and clinic level, indicating that quality improvement interventions addressing CRC screening should be addressed at multiple levels of the health care system.

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