Cancer Screening Results and Follow-up Using Routinely Collected Electronic Health Data: Estimates for Breast, Colon, and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Routinely collected electronic health data about cancer screening and follow-up would be helpful adjuncts for assessing guideline adherence in real-world populations. We compared the use of insurance claims data to other sources to describe (1) abnormal colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer screening results and (2) follow-up after abnormal cancer screening results.
The authors thank Stephen Taplin, MD, MPH, for his insightful review of the manuscript and Beth Syat for her support of this project.
This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, through a cooperative agreement (U54 AT007748) from the Office of Strategic Coordination within the Office of the NIH Director.
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