Journal article

Prostate cancer screening in Primary Health Care: the current state of affairs

Weranja KB Ranasinghe, Simon P Kim, Nathan P Papa, Shomik Sengupta, Mark Frydenberg, Damien Bolton, Dimity Pond, Karin Ried, Melanie J Marshall, Raj Persad, Nathan Lawrentschuk

SPRINGERPLUS | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2015

Abstract

This study aims to examine the current practice of General practitioners (GPs)/primary care physicians in opportunistic screening for prostate cancer (PC) by digital rectal examination(DRE) and Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) testing and identify any difference in screening practice. Printed copies and/or electronic versions of a survey was distributed amongst 438 GPs throughout Australia in 2012. Statistical analyses (Wilcoxon rank-sum test, Fisher's exact test or Pearson chi-square test)were performed by outcomes and GP characteristics.There were a total of 149 responses received (34%), with similar gender distribution in rural and metropolitan settings. 74% GPs believed PSA testing was at ..

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