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Cancer Screening Rates Decline When Patients See Doctors Later in Day

“When it comes to the medical care you receive, it shouldn’t really matter whether you see your doctor in the morning, the middle of the day, or late in the afternoon. But it can. To investigate the effect of time of day on decisions about cancer screening, my team at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and I recently examined primary care doctors’ orders for screening tests across the course of the day. We focused on visits with patients who were eligible for either breast or colon cancer screening. We also followed the patients for one year to see who completed these tests and whether or not the visit time mattered there, too.” Read more at STAT News, Reuters, BBC, HealthDay, MedPage Today, CBC, HealthLine, Penn News Today, The Independent, and TechTimes

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