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Docs more likely to order cancer screening in the morning, study finds

An analysis of records from more than 50,000 patients who were eligible for either breast or colorectal cancer screening found that those who saw their doctors in the morning were more likely to be referred for screenings than patients who had an appointment later in the day. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, suggest providers should consider automating some aspects of care, said researcher Dr. Mitesh Patel.

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