2010-06-02 13:52:08 UTC

Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy and the Risk of Interval Cancer

June 2, 2010


Although rates of detection of adenomatous lesions (tumors or polyps) and cecal intubation are recommended for use as quality indicators for screening colonoscopy, these measurements have not been validated, and their importance remains uncertain. According to findings in the New England Journal of Medicine, endoscopist's rate of detection of adenomas is significantly associated with the risk of interval colorectal cancer, whereas the rate of cecal intubation is not; the adenoma detection rate is an independent predictor of the risk of interval colorectal cancer after screening colonoscopy.

More on Colorectal Cancer

Principles of GI for the NP and PA

Aug. 10, 2018

Hear from the experts as they provide you with critical updates on treating and managing patients with a variety of GI disorders.

2018 AGA Postgraduate Course

June 2, 2018

Secure your spot for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Save $75 when you register by April 18.

Advocate CMS, close the colonoscopy loophole

March 8, 2018

AGA urges CMS to address the cost sharing problem that arises when screening colonoscopies become diagnostic for Medicare patients.