Proactive patient education and recruitment can help improve lung cancer screening rates in primary care setting

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Researchers examined the impact of a proactive patient education/recruitment program in a primary care setting on improving screening rates by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer. They used a nurse navigator to help identify eligible patients for screening from the EMR and to contact them directly to provide preliminary pre-screening counseling and education on screening and smoking cessation.

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