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Breast, lung cancer screening among Medicare enrollees during pandemic

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

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. 

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

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