With respect to the CTFPHC, 45.6% said they now screen fewer patients, 1.4% screen more patients, and 53.1% have not changed their practice (Fig.
This was much lower among task force recommendations, with 29.1% unfamiliar with the USPSTF and 12.6% unfamiliar with the CTFPHC (Fig.
Despite the recommendations put forth against prostate cancer screening by the USPSTF and CTFPHC, the vast majority of our respondents continued to offer screening (80.4%).
The extent to which this is a function of the CTFPHC
physician screening guidelines or men's typically low levels of healthcare involvement (Courtney, 2003) needs to be determined.
In October 2014, the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) issued a press release addressing the CTFPHC recommendations, citing concerns that the task force failed to include key observational studies that point to PSA's utility in both screening and risk-stratification of men aged less than 55 years old.
We created a survey instrument to survey a national sample of Canadian PCPs to understand their knowledge of and agreement with the CTFPHC guidelines, their current screening practices, and their use of shared decision-making around PSA testing.
CTFPHC), whereas 26.1% use specialist organizations (e.g.
Have you read the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) guideline on prostate cancer screening?
Did your practice for prostate cancer screening change following the 2014 Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's (CTFPHC) guidelines?
Please state your level of agreement with the following statement: The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommendation on prostate cancer screening is:
The CTFPHC states that the evidence supports an increased risk of harm with routine testing, with uncertain benefits.
The overarching goals and objectives of the CTFPHC to put forward evidence-based recommendations about clinical maneuvers aimed at primary and secondary prevention is important in our current healthcare landscape.