In a recent article in The New York Times, "The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill,". 1 colonoscopy was singled out for its cost. In their response, the leading gastroenterology professional societies highlighted colonoscopy's effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). Affirming colonoscopy's central role in CRC prevention, both as a frontline test and as the final common pathway for other CRC screening modalities, requires strategies to measure and improve colonoscopy quality, particularly by controlling operator-dependent factors. Although colonoscopy is a powerful CRC screening test,. 2-6 several recent studies have highlighted decreased protection, mainly against right-sided CRC,. 5,7-16 an observation that has been linked to performance quality.
- Colorectal Neoplasms
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