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Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps-Avoidance of Inappropriate Use

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older receiving a surveillance colonoscopy, with a history of a prior colonic polyp(s) in previous colonoscopy findings, who had an interval of 3 or more years since their last colonoscopy.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 0659NQF Endorsement RemovedCQMC Core Measure
Measure Type: 
Measure Steward: 
American Gastroenterological Association
Clinical Topic Area: 
Cancer Screening
Prevention and Wellness

Care Setting: 
Data Source: 
Electronic Health Records

ACP supports this measure. While the measure could push harder to align practice and evidence (5 year interval), it is still a step in the right direction towards reducing overuse and we do not want to discourage a progressive step even though it is a tentative one.