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Colon Cancer Screening Statistics 

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Gastroenterologists are encouraged to calculate their Adenoma Detection Rate as a measure of colon cancer screening effectiveness. ADR is calculated at number of male or female patients with one precancerous polyp on the first (index) screening study. Many patients have more than one precancerous (and non-precancerous polyps) identified at index colonoscopy. However, these additional polyps are not included in the calculation.

Another quality measure is the withdrawal time. Large studies have identified an average withdrawal time of 6 minutes as effective. Longer withdrawal times do not increase the efficiency of the gastroenterologist.

Many studies have shown that non gastroenterology trained physicians who perform colonoscopy have significantly lower cecal intubation rates, adenoma detection rates and higher complication rates.

Other measures include complication rates such as perforation and bleeding.

Colon Cancer Screening Statistics (2014)

 

National Average

2014 CEC

Cecal Intubation rate

84%

99.455 %

Overall Complication Rate

.0028%

0.00%

Perforation rate

0.1-0.3%

0.00%

Postpolypectomy bleeding

0.1-0.6%

0.00%

Male ADR

25%

31%

Female ADR

20%

28%

AVG withdrawal time

6 min

6.06 min

 

National Statistics from ASGE 2011

Colon Cancer Screening Statistics (2015)

 

National Average

2015 CEC

Female Adenoma Detection Rate

 

20%

29%

Male Adenoma Detection Rate

30%

36%

Withdrawal time

 

> or = 6 minutes

6.62 min

Cecal Intubation Rate

 

>90%

99.98%

Post Polypectomy Bleeding Rate

 

< 1%

None

Post Colonoscopy Perforation Rate

 

< 1/1,000

None

 

Colon Cancer Screening Statistics (2016)

 

National Average

2016 CEC

Female Adenoma Detection Rate

 

20%

24%

Male Adenoma Detection Rate

30%

38%

Withdrawal time

 

> or = 6 minutes

7.12 min

Cecal Intubation Rate

 

>90%

99.40%

Post Polypectomy Bleeding Rate

 

< 1%

.01%

Post Colonoscopy Perforation Rate

 

< 1/1,000

.01%