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Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Rates

The incidence of colorectal cancer in the United States is declining overall, but is increasing among young adults. Using a centralized patient registry and an analytics application, AMSURG used demographic and geospatial data to evaluate average screening ages and social factors influencing screening rates, identifying groups of patients that may benefit from outreach and testing earlier than current population health statistics indicate.

Results

  • 10% increase in adenoma detection rates from 2014 to 2016.
  • 33% relative increase in the number of diagnostic procedures between 2015-2016.
  • Six high-risk geographic areas identified, enabling targeted patient outreach for early screening.

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