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Workplace based faecal occult blood screening

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Population screening using faecal occult blood tests may increase the rate of detection of early stage colorectal tumours and reductions in mortality of 15%, 18%, and 33% have been shown in three large studies. Screening programmes based on general practices have had low rates of acceptance. It has been suggested that on-site health education might increase compliance rates in workplace based programmes, but a study at a large engineering company in …

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