Inappropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening: Findings and Implications

@article{Fisher2005InappropriateCC,
  title={Inappropriate Colorectal Cancer Screening: Findings and Implications},
  author={Deborah A Fisher and Latisha Judd and Nadia S Sanford},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={2526-2530}
}
OBJECTIVES:Inclusion of colorectal cancer screening as a performance measure in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health system appears to have improved screening rates but may have also increased inappropriate screening. Our aim was to ascertain whether the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) was being ordered appropriately.METHODS:We examined records of 500 consecutive primary care patients at a single VHA facility for whom FOBT had been ordered to determine whether the FOBT was appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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