You can increase your cancer screening rates.
See this important messageexternal icon from Dr. Lisa Richardson, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
As a health care leader, you know that regular screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer can save lives. But did you know that you can screen even more people and save even more money for your health system at the same time?
By using evidence-based strategies, you can boost your screening rates, reduce costs, and improve the quality of the care your system provides.
Try these proven strategies:
- Increase cancer screening by sending reminders to patients and doctors.
- Consider offering alternative office hours, mobile clinics, and transportation to make screenings more convenient.
- Make sure providers are following recommended screening guidelines by providing them with feedback.