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Women more likely to get regular cancer screening if primary care is well-organized, study finds

MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH, professor of oncology at Georgetown, concluded that primary care delivery sites providing coordinated, comprehensive, accessible care that involved a strong patient-clinician relationship were likely to improve the womens adherance to cancer screening recommendations. The study also found that women in private HMOs were more likely to get regular screenings, as opposed to uninsured women or those enrolled in public or private non-HMO insurance programs.


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Contact: Beth Porter
bap2@georgetown.edu
202-687-4699
Georgetown University Medical Center
6-Feb-2002


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