Study: Physicians should distribute educational tools on paper

02/15/2012 | American Medical News (free content)

A study found 42% of women given a paper document with colorectal cancer screening information reviewed it, compared with 24.6% of those directed to online resources. Younger patients were more likely to access the information online. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia said the study shows physicians cannot assume patients will view online materials. "From a health education perspective, you want to go where the people are," said researcher Linda Fleisher.

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