The rate at which primary care clinicians order breast and colorectal cancer screening tests decreases significantly over the course of the day, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open.
“The US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommend that primary care physicians (PCPs) offer breast and colorectal cancer screening to eligible patients during clinic visits,” Esther Y. Hsiang, MD-MBA candidate at the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote. “However, as the clinic day progresses, PCPs may fall behind schedule and this may result in shorter and more rushed interactions with patients scheduled later in the day.”
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