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OHSU research informs NIH panel on achieving equity in preventive health services

19:00 EST 13 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(Oregon Health & Science University) In a review of 120 previously published articles, researchers at the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at Oregon Health & Science University assessed the effects of barriers that create health disparities in 10 select preventive services, such as cancer screening, smoking cessation or obesity management, and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce barriers.Their findings indicate that enhanced services such as patient navigation, telephone calls and prompts, and reminders increased cancer screening rates across different patient populations.

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