Breast and cervical cancer screening in a low-income managed care sample : the efficacy of physician letters and phone calls.
A randomized trial was conducted to evaluate the combined impact of a physician reminder letter and a telephone contact on the use of Pap tests and mammograms in a low-income managed care program.
Women 40 to 79 years of age who were randomly assigned to an intervention or control group.
Medical claims were reviewed after 6 months to determine intervention effectiveness.
The odds of receiving all needed cancer screening tests during followup were four times higher in the intervention group.
Women who reported having to take time off from work to see a doctor had lower odds of getting screened.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Col utérus, Dépistage, Pauvreté, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Soin coordonné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Uterine cervix, Medical screening, Poverty, Human, Female, Sanitary program, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases, Female genital diseases
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Cote : 95-0347825
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 01/03/1996.