Poor and old US patients screened less often for cancer
This article was originally published in Scrip
Only about half of older people in the US Medicaid health programme for the poor appear to receive recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer, and these statistics "fall far short of national objectives", researchers state in a report published in Archives of Internal Medicine (October 13th, p 2,014). The authors reviewed records from patients 50 years of age or older.
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