Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 4, P1041-1048 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0223 View full text
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Diana Redwood, Djenaba A. Joseph, Claudia Christensen, Ellen Provost, V. Lynn Peterson, David Espey, Frank Sacco

Abstract: At the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, colorectal cancer screening rates improved dramatically with the initiation of a dedicated flexible sigmoidoscopy screening program staffed by mid-level providers. We describe the development and implementation of a program to train rural nurse practitioners and physician assistants in flexible sigmoidoscopy.