Most adults in US overdue for colorectal cancer screening report not receive a screening recommendation from their clinician despite having attended a wellness visit in the past year, in a study of more than 5,000 adults. Black, Hispanic and Asian patients were significantly less likely to be reminded compared with White patients.
The study showed that less likely to be reminded were those with less than a high school education, the uninsured, those who did not have a usual source of care, and those born outside the United States.
- See “New Study Shows Most U.S. Adults Overdue for Colorectal Cancer Screening Report not Receiving Screening Recommendation From Doctor; More in Marginalized Populations” on the American Cancer Society website (September 11, 2023)
- See more about the scientific paper “Receipt of Clinician Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Underscreened U.S. Adults” by Jordan Baeker Bispo et al.