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A comprehensive annotated reminder tool increased appropriate screening in primary care

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 QUESTION: Does a comprehensive annotated reminder tool (CART) prompt appropriate application of preventive service recommendations by resident physicians?


1 year randomised {allocation concealed*}, blinded (outcome assessor),* controlled trial.


Community hospital clinic in suburban Chicago, USA.


31 resident physicians who cared for patients ≥ 19 years of age at the clinic.


Residents were allocated to the CART (n=15) or to a control group that used blank history and physical examination forms (n=16). The CART consisted of forms that documented the history and physical examination by integrating age appropriate screening questions, age specific reminders, and test frequency recommendations. The forms were provided for 3 age cohorts, each with guidelines …

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  • Source of funding: Advocate Christ Hospital Medical Fund.

  • For correspondence: Dr K C Shannon, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.Kevin.C.Shannon{at}

  • * See glossary.

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