Many patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer receive surveillance colonoscopies earlier than recommended by guidelines.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients treated with surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) should undergo colonoscopy examinations 1, 4, and 9 years later, to check for cancer recurrence. We investigated the use patterns of surveillance colonoscopies among Medicare patients. METHODS We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2012.08.009

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