Patient request influenced these rates—for low-risk patients, 23.7% of physicians who did not believe that TVU or CA125 or both were effective screening tests sometimes or almost always offered or ordered 1 or both of these tests if the patient requested testing, compared with 12.0% of physicians if the patient did not (data not shown; P ≤ 0.01). Patient request had a similarly powerful effect on the screening rates of physicians who did believe TVU or CA125 or both were effective screening tests—63.7% of these physicians sometimes or almost always ordered one or both of these tests if the patient requested screening, compared to 39.5% of physicians if the patient did not (P ≤ 0.001).
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