Using Population Data to Reduce Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening, Arkansas, 2006

Preventing Chronic Disease, 08/17/2012

Survey results informed efforts to decrease disparities in colorectal cancer screening in Arkansas. Efforts should focus on reimbursing providers and patients for screening costs, encouraging the use of physicians as a point of entry to screening programs, and promoting a balanced approach (ie, multiple options) to screening recommendations. The methods established a model for developing screening programs for medically underserved populations.

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