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Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993 : 927.
PMCID: PMC2850744

CAN RAP: A Program to Help Patients Choose a Screening Strategy for Colon Cancer


The CANcer Risk Assessment and Preference (CAN RAP) system is a prototype computer program that helps patients to select a screening strategy for colon cancer. CAN RAP uses demographic and risk-factor information to calculate the benefit and cost of various screening strategies. The system communicates to patients these benefits and costs, and elicits patient preferences using audio, text, and graphics.

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