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Evid Based Nurs 4:87 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.3.87
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Review: 5 community based recruitment strategies increase women's attendance at mammography screening appointments

Community based recruitment strategies v no active intervention (control) to increase attendance at mammography screening appointments within 12 months*

Screening strategy Intervention Control RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Single letter 33% 23% 37% (25 to 51) 11 (9 to 15)
Educational material by post 77% 54% 42% (25 to 62) 5 (4 to 7)
Invitation letter plus phone call 43% 25% 78% (54 to 106) 6 (5 to 7)
Invitation phone call 45% 29% 54% (40 to 70) 7 (6 to 8)
Training activities plus reminders 9% 4% 142% (68 to 247) 19 (14 to 32)

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