Colonoscopy screening has the highest anticipated level of effectiveness of the available colorectal cancer screening techniques. Its long-term cost-effectiveness is also comparable with or superior to other modalities. Evidence for the expected reduction in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality varies with colonoscopy screening from 50% to 90%, for reasons that are not fully understood. Maintaining a high standard of performance is critical with regard to achieving the highest level of effectiveness possible.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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