Prevalence and implications of multiple cancer screening needs among Hispanic community health center patients
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To examine adherence rates for multiple cancer screening tests, which will inform prevention efforts in community health centers (CHCs).
We report on the prevalence of screening for multiple cancers (cervical, breast and colorectal) among 43,000 patients who are predominantly Hispanic, in four CHC sites that share an integrated electronic medical record.
Among the 20,057 patients eligible for at least one test, 43% of the population was current on all screening targets; 15,887 additional screening tests were needed among 11,526 individuals.
Expanding use of health information technology in community health centers provides an opportunity to create an electronic infrastructure for addressing multiple screening needs from a patient-centered perspective.
- Prevalence and implications of multiple cancer screening needs among Hispanic community health center patients
Cancer Causes & Control
Volume 22, Issue 9 , pp 1343-1349
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- Cancer screening
- Low income
- Community health centers
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- 1. Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community-Based Research, 44 Binney Street- LW703, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
- 2. Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA, USA
- 3. Medical Oncology Department, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
- 4. Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- 5. Women’s Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
- 6. Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
- 7. Pathology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
- 8. School of Public Health, Department of Public Health, Biostats, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA