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dc.contributor.authorFlitcroft, K
dc.contributor.authorIrwig, LM
dc.contributor.authorCarter, SM
dc.contributor.authorSalkeld, G
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, James
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07
dc.date.available2014-07-07
dc.date.issued2012-01-01
dc.identifier.citationColorectal cancer screening: Why immunochemical fecal occult blood tests may be the best option. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:183en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-230X/12/183
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/11466
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background:There are many test options available for colorectal cancer screening. The choice of test relates to the objectives of those offering or considering screening. Discussion:While all screening programs aim to detect disease early in order to improve the length and/or quality of life for the individual, some organizations and individuals prefer screening tests that offer the opportunity for cancer prevention. Others favor maximizing participation or the opportunity for shared decision-making, including discussion of information on test quality and availability. We propose three additional objectives for screening: minimizing harms, optimizing economic efficiency and maximizing equity of access to screening. Summary:Applying these objectives to colorectal cancer screening, we advocate the use of immunochemical FOBTs as the preferred screening strategy, as it satisfies all three of these important objectives. Keywords:Screening objectives, Colorectal cancer, Fecal occult blood testing, Harm minimization, Equity, Economic efficiency, Prevention, Participationen_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherBMCen_AU
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Licence CC BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_AU
dc.subjectScreening objectivesen_AU
dc.subjectColorectal canceren_AU
dc.subjectFecal occult blood testingen_AU
dc.subjectHarm minimizationen_AU
dc.subjectEquityen_AU
dc.subjectEconomic efficiencyen_AU
dc.subjectPreventionen_AU
dc.subjectParticipationen_AU
dc.titleColorectal cancer screening: Why immunochemical fecal occult blood tests may be the best optionen_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU


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