Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening remains underutilized especially in safety-net systems. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness, costs, and cost-effectiveness of organized outreach using fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) compared with usual care.Patients aged 50-75 years eligible for CRC screening from eight participating primary care safety-net clinics were randomized to outreach intervention with usual care versus usual care alone. The intervention included a mailed postcard and call, followed by a mailed FIT kit, and a reminder phone call if the FIT kit was not returned. The primary outcome was screening participation at one year and a microcosting analysis of the outreach activities with embedded long-term cost-effectiveness of outreach. All statistical tests were two-sided.5,386 patients were randomized to the intervention group and 5,434 to usual care. FIT screening was statistically significantly higher in the intervention group than in the control group (57.9% vs. 37.4%, P?
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