eMaxHealth.com - "High Colonoscopy Demand Could Mean Low Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening"

 – March 13, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

A survey conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai shows doctors feel pushed to perform high volumes of colonoscopies in findings that have implications for gastroenterologists, ancillary staff, and patients. Results of surveys from gastroenterologists found 92 percent of 1000 doctors surveyed feel the pressure of performing high volumes of the colon cancer screening tests that could mean low quality colorectal cancer screening. Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, lead study author and an Associate Clinical Professor of Gastroenterology said, "Balancing quantity and quality is an issue that needs to be addressed in order to ensure the continued success of colon cancer prevention programs." Learn more