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MedPage Today: Opt-Out Strategy Fails to Improve Breast Cancer Screening Completion Rates

From MedPage Today: In a commentary accompanying the study, Kimberly Waddell, PhD, MSc, and Shivan Mehta, MD, both of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said that an opt-out approach “is not a universal solution to low cancer screening rates.”
While they will be most effective in improving behaviors that aren’t too complex or intensive, Waddell and Mehta noted that in this case, the study location did not offer onsite mammogram screening and had to coordinate scheduling with non-VA healthcare facilities. “One can imagine that scheduling and completing a mammogram in a different health system creates additional steps on the behavioral pathway that can hinder mammogram completion,” they observed.
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