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Implementing colorectal cancer screening : workshop summary / National Cancer Policy Forum ; Margie Patlak, Christine Micheel, and Robert German, rapporteurs ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2008.
Description1 online resource (xii, 115 pages) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Other author/creatorPatlak, Margie.
Other author/creatorMicheel, Christine.
Other author/creatorGerman, Robert K.
Other author/creatorNational Cancer Policy Forum (U.S.)
Other author/creatorInstitute of Medicine (U.S.)
Contents Introduction. Moving evidence-based recommendations into practice -- Natural history and epidemiology -- Effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening -- Screening strategies -- Effectiveness of community- and office-based interventions -- Overcoming barriers to screening -- Public and patient interventions to implement screening -- Primary care practice interventions to implement screening -- Gastrointestinal specialty practice concerns -- State and federal initiatives to boost colorectal cancer screening. Colorado screening initiatives. Nebraska screening initiatives. Population-based federal screening initiatives -- Employer-based initiatives to increase screening -- Strategies to monitor performance -- Interventions to address costs of developing and maintaining screening programs. Colorectal cancer screening in primary care. Cost considerations in medical practice. Costs of developing and maintaining public health colorectal cancer screening programs -- General discussion and wrap-up. Screening implementation. Communications. Costs and coverage. Primary care system. Final words.
Abstract The IOM's National Cancer Policy Board estimated in 2003 that even modest efforts to implement known tactics for cancer prevention and early detection could result in up to a 29 percent drop in cancer deaths in about 20 years. The IOM's National Cancer Policy Forum, which succeeded the Board after it was disbanded in 2005, continued the Board's work to outline ways to increase screening in the U.S. On February 25 and 26, 2008, the Forum convened a workshop to discuss screening for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer screening remains low, despite strong evidence that screening prevents deaths. With the aim to make recommended colorectal cancer screening more widespread, the workshop discussed steps to be taken at the clinic, community, and health system levels. Workshop speakers, representing a broad spectrum of leaders in the field, identified major barriers to increased screening and described strategies to overcome these obstacles. This workshop summary highlights the information presented, as well as the subsequent discussion about actions needed to increase colorectal screening and, ultimately, to prevent more colorectal cancer deaths.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Implementing colorectal cancer screening. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2008 9780309121392 0309121396
ISBN9780309121408 (electronic bk.)
ISBN030912140X (electronic bk.)

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