Follow-up colonoscopy rates after positive colorectal cancer screening result are low

Many patients who received a positive stool-based screening test result for colorectal cancer did not receive a follow-up colonoscopy within 1 year, according to the results of a mixed-methods cohort study.Researchers also reported a decrease in follow-up colonoscopies during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, “suggesting a backlog of patients with positive [stool-based screening test (SBT)] results that must be addressed.”SBTs are effective, noninvasive alternatives to colonoscopy, but a complete colorectal cancer screening paradigm requires patients with positive SBTRead More

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