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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Cancer Screening: Client Reminders – Colorectal Cancer

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of client reminders to increase colorectal cancer screening with fecal occult blood testing. Client reminders are written (letter, postcard, email) or telephone messages (including automated messages) advising people that they are due for screening. Client reminders may be enhanced by 1 or more of the following: follow-up printed or telephone reminders; additional text or discussion with information about indications for, benefits of, and ways to overcome barriers to screening; and assistance in scheduling appointments. These interventions can be untailored to address the overall target population or tailored with the intent to reach one specific person, based on characteristics unique to that person, related to the outcome of interest, and derived from an individual assessment.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
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Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Cancer Screening: Client Reminders – Colorectal Cancer. c2010– [cited 2016 May 2]. Available from: