Convention Video: Opting-In Versus Opting-Out in Healthcare (APSSC Award Winner)

Trishna Narula from Emory University and Chethan Ramprasad from Rice University presented their research at the APS 24th Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This was an APSSC Student Research Award-winning poster.

Trishna Narula
Emory University

Chethan Ramprasad
Rice University

Enrica N. Ruggs
Rice University

Michelle R. Hebl
Rice University

The current study examines whether a default, opt-out appointment scheduling system will increase show-up rates for colonoscopy procedures. Results found that participants are less likely to show up to an appointment automatically scheduled by their physician’s office, which contrasts results from similar studies with organ donation and flu vaccines.

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