[Shared decision making in the colorectal cancer screening program in the canton of Vaud].

Titre[Shared decision making in the colorectal cancer screening program in the canton of Vaud].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAuer, R, Selby, K, Bulliard, J-L, Nichita, C, Dorta, G, Ducros, C, Cornuz, J
JournalRev Med Suisse
Date Published2015 Nov 25
ISBN Number1660-9379 (Print)
Mots-clésAged, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Neoplasms, Decision Making, Humans, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, Occult Blood, Switzerland

The colorectal cancer screening program of the canton of Vaud aims to facilitate screening for this cancer for the population aged 50 to 69 years old. The two screening modalities offered are fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colonoscopy. The decision to undergo screening and the screening modality is based on an individual medical encounter with a primary care physician. Both screening modalities are reimbursed through basic health coverage in Switzerland. The participation to the screening program allows the exemption of the deductible for the medical encounter and the chosen screening modality. A copay of 10% is maintained for all costs. Communication tools were developed on the basis of recommendations in the literature to facilitate shared decision-making in a medical encounter.

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Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse
Citation Key / SERVAL ID6658
PubMed ID26742350


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