Utilization of surveillance colonoscopy in community practice.

@article{Schoen2010UtilizationOS,
  title={Utilization of surveillance colonoscopy in community practice.},
  author={Robert E. Schoen and Paul F. Pinsky and Joel L. Weissfeld and Lance A Yokochi and Douglas J. Reding and Richard B Hayes and Timothy Church and Susan Yurgalevich and Vincent Paul Doria-Rose and Tom Hickey and Thomas Riley and C. T. van den Berg},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 1},
  pages={73-81}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The recommended timing of surveillance colonoscopy for individuals with adenomatous polyps is based on adenoma histology, size, and number. The burden and cost of surveillance colonoscopy are significant. The aim of this study was to examine the use of surveillance colonoscopy on a community-wide basis. METHODS We retrospectively queried participants in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer screening trial in 9 US communities about use of surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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