Acceptability of risk-tailored cancer screening among Australian general practitioners: a qualitative study

Are Australian GPs receptive to the implementation of risk-tailored cancer screening? Interviews with 20 GPs revealed that the current attitude is one of caution towards the potential pros and cons of risk-based cancer screening. While the concept itself is acceptable, GPs were wary of implementation in general practice given the potential complications. For instance, the new screening regimen may be confusing for patients, especially without existing high-quality evidence showing that risk-based cancer screening is beneficial. GPs felt that accessible public health campaigns as well as the development of proper evidence-based guidelines and a range of professional education options would be crucial to supporting GPs to provide risk-tailored cancer screening in general practice. Read the original article here.
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