How to improve compliance to colonoscopy after a positive fecal screening test?

- Colloque IUMSP
Dr Kevin Selby

Many patients prefer the convenience and non-invasive nature of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening. However, the efficacy of this method depends on timely follow-up of positive tests by diagnostic colonoscopy. In some observational studies, fewer than 50% of patients with positive fecal tests received timely diagnostic testing. We reviewed 23 studies (7 randomized) of various patient-, provider-, and system-level interventions aimed at increasing the proportion of test-positive patients who receive timely colonoscopy.

Evidence supporting both employing patient navigators and providing clinicians with reminders and/or performance data will be presented and discussed, as well as evidence for other interventions. Potential application to the Swiss screening context will also be addressed.

Date et heure
Mardi, 12 Décembre, 2017 - 11:00
Salle Delachaux (étage 01), Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Le Biopôle, secteur Vennes-A (SV-A), route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne

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