Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb;152(3):608-615.e4. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.042. Epub 2016 Nov 5.
Mailed Outreach Program Increases Ultrasound Screening of Patients With Cirrhosis for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Singal AG1, Tiro JA2, Marrero JA3, McCallister K4, Mejias C4, Adamson B4, Bishop WP2, Santini NO5, Halm EA6.
BACKGROUND & AIMS:
In a prospective study, we found outreach strategies to double the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who underwent ultrasound screening for HCC. However, adding patient navigation to telephone reminders provided no significant additional benefit. ClinicalTrials.gov no: NCT02312817.
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Intervention; Liver Cancer; Prevention; Randomized Controlled Trial