DESCRIPTION: 

Percentage of adults 50 - 75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer


IMPROVEMENT NOTATION: 

Higher score indicates better quality


INITIAL POPULATION:

Patients 50 - 75 years of age with a visit during the measurement period


DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Patients with a diagnosis or past history of total colectomy or colorectal cancer

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS: 

None


NUMERATOR:

Patients with one or more screenings for colorectal cancer. Appropriate screenings are defined by any one of the following criteria below:
• Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during the measurement period
• Flexible sigmoidoscopy during the measurement period or the four years prior to the measurement period
• Colonoscopy during the measurement period or the nine years prior to the measurement period
• Computed tomography (CT) colonography during the measurement period or the four years prior to the
measurement period
• Fecal immunochemical DNA test (FIT-DNA) during the measurement period or the two years prior to the measurement period

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS: 

Not Applicable