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Attitudes of Western Australian general practitioners to colorectal cancer screening

Graham B Turner, Marcus W Chin, Noellene M Foster, Jon Emery and Geoff M Forbes
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (4): 237.
Published online: 21 August 2006

To the Editor: A nationwide colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program will commence in 2006. It has been shown that general practitioners can influence their patients in the decision to have CRC screening.1,2 There are several screening test options in Australia, and the relative geographical isolation of rural centres may influence attitudes and participation.

  • Graham B Turner1
  • Marcus W Chin1
  • Noellene M Foster1
  • Jon Emery2
  • Geoff M Forbes1

  • 1 Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 2 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: gbturner@doctors.org.uk

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