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Two VA Studies Examine the Effects of Home-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening and Telephone Follow-Up in a Rural State

Description
Discusses two studies that examine home-based colorectal cancer screening in rural veterans who might otherwise have to travel a long distance for screening. Reports that the screening could be incorporated into practices of small rural and remote clinics and into the proactive approaches being adopted by the VA patient-aligned care teams.
Author(s)
Mary E. Charlton, Michelle A. Mengeling, Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, et al.
Date
2014
Type
Document
Organization
Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
Tagged as
Cancer · Health screening · Veterans · Iowa