Age and life expectancy appear to be considered often by primary care providers (PCPs) when considering the discontinuation of PSA screening. Nearly 60% of PCPs considered both age and life expectancy in their decision, while 12.2% did not consider either factor. Patient expectations and time constraints were reported by 74.4% and 66.4% of PCPs, respectively, as barriers to discontinuing PSA screening.

Abstract: Cancer, November 15, 2012.