Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P47-54 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0037 View full text
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Michael S. Wolf, Melissa Satterlee, Elizabeth A. Calhoun, Silvia Skripkauskas, Daniel Fulwiler, Linda Diamond-Shapiro, Hugo Alvarez, Mickey Eder, Padmanabhan Mukundan

Abstract: Prevalence of physician recommendation and patient completion of colorectal cancer screening was investigated among Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) serving low-income neighborhoods in Chicago. Medical records of 3,416 patients receiving primary care services at 1 of 31 FQHCs were randomly chosen for review. In all, 642 patients were identified by age and family history as eligible for colorectal cancer screening and included in this study. Patient demographic information and colorectal cancer screeni…

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