Journal article

Repeat colonoscopy after a colonoscopy with a negative result in Ontario: a population-based cohort study.

Lieke Hol, Rinku Sutradhar, Sumei Gu, Nancy N Baxter, Linda Rabeneck, Jill M Tinmouth, Lawrence F Paszat, undefined investigators of the Ontario Cancer Screening Research Network

CMAJ Open | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Data suggest the overuse of repeat colonoscopies, especially in patients at low risk for colorectal cancer. Our objective was to evaluate the time to repeat colonoscopies in low-risk patients aged 50-79 years old and the associated patient- and endoscopist-related factors. METHODS: All patients aged 50-79 years of age who underwent a complete outpatient colonoscopy with a negative result between 2000 and 2007 were identified from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan database. A colonoscopy performed within 5.5 years of follow-up after the index colonoscopy was considered an early repeat colonoscopy. Patient, endoscopist and endoscopy setting characteristics were recorded and their a..

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