Surveillance colonoscopy ‘may be overutilized’ in older adults with lower life expectancy

Despite a low likelihood of finding advanced polyps or colorectal cancer, more than 85% of older patients with a history of polyps were advised to return for surveillance colonoscopy, regardless of life expectancy or current results.“We have observed in clinical care that colonoscopy for monitoring in patients with a history of colon polyps is sometimes performed when people are of advanced age and/or when people may not be in the best health due to other medical problems or have competing health priorities,” Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, director of the ComprehensiveRead More

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