Items Tagged ‘national guidelines’

March 6, 2013

National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low…”Our study suggests that national benchmarks may be too low given our increasing ability to find polyps using the high-definition colonoscopy tools that a majority of physicians use […]

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Tags: benchmarks, colonoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Michael Wallace, high-definition colonoscopy, national guidelines, polyp detection, WXOW

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