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Strategies to Improve HCC Screening in Cirrhosis Patients Compared

Outreach strategies increase the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who undergo hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening.

Outreach strategies increase the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who undergo hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening, according to a study published in the February issue of Gastroenterology.

Amit G. Singal, MD, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues conducted a prospective study of patients with documented or suspected cirrhosis at a safety-net health system. Participants were randomized to groups that received mailed invitations for an ultrasound screening examination, mailed invitations for an ultrasound screening examination and patient navigation (assessment of barriers and motivational education for patients who declined screening), or usual care (600 in each group). Up to three reminder telephone calls were provided for patients who did not respond to outreach invitations within two weeks.

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