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This analysis revealed the differences in which physicians in primary care complete CRC screening steps. The approach and completion of screening steps varied greatly among practices.

There was a correlation between the quantitative data and the qualitative data. The analysis from both methodologies produced similar results and supports each other's assessment.

All of the practices analyzed possessed one of the essential elements (a physician recommendation) which is the foundation for increased screening. All of the practices have the potential to expand upon this foundation in order to ensure that all eligible patients are approached and screened for CRC.

The correlation between the essential elements and completion of screening will be further explored in future research.