Patient Understanding of Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Screening Colonoscopy

Family Medicine 45 (2):83-89 (2013)
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Abstract

While several tests and strategies are recommended for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, studies suggest that primary care providers often recommend colonoscopy without providing information about its risks or alternatives. These observations raise concerns about the quality of informed consent for screening colonoscopy.

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Peter H. Schwartz
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
Elizabeth Edenberg
Baruch College (CUNY)

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