Breast, Lung Cancer Screening Among Medicare Enrollees During Pandemic | JAMA Network Open

About The Study: The decreases in cancer screening during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic did not resolve after the initial pandemic surges in this study of Medicare enrollees from March 2020 through July 2022. Successful interventions to improve screening rates should address pandemic-specific reasons for low screening participation. 

11 A.M. (ET), FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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Doan C, Li S, Goodwin JS. Breast and Lung Cancer Screening Among Medicare Enrollees During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(2):e2255589. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.55589

Authors: James S. Goodwin, M.D., of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, is the corresponding author. 


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