Why Screening? TOP Data • Family physicians do a good job of screening patients – when patients book screening appointments! • More than 1/3 of patients with physicians do not present for screening
Aren’t these the least ill patients?? “Studies indicate that most cardiovascular deaths occur in patients who were never diagnosed with vascular disease” National Post, February 24 2013 • These are tomorrow’s seriously ill patients. • “I wish we had caught this earlier.”
The ASaP Opportunity The ASaP Initiative is focused on supporting primary care providers ( physicians and nurse practitioners) and team members to offer a screening and prevention bundle to all their patients through enhanced opportunistic and planned outreach methods, targeting patients who do not present for screening care.
Maneuvers Menu for Adults The age and interval of given information is suitable for the general population. The need of individual patients will vary. For each maneuver, the physician/provider should offer as appropriate.
The Screening “Bundle” • Providers will select 5 or more maneuvers for developing screening processes. For example:
Summary • The 12 maneuvers selected for ASaP were selected based on supporting evidence and strong clinical importance • Opportunistic screening focuses on adding screening during appointments for other reasons • Outreach screening involves tracking patients who are due and inviting them to make a screening appointment • These methods can be involve the provider, the clinic team and/or the primary care organization
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