Colonoscopy by the #s
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer1
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US1
The age where patients with normal risk should start having colonoscopies2
The percentage of colorectal cancer that is detected at an early stage where survival rate is greatest2
The percentage of increase in regional colonoscopies meeting all quality standards in the two years that Quest has publicly reported the rate of quality colonoscopies3
Colorectal cancer is seen as the most preventable form of cancer. Early detection and treatment is the best indicator for successful outcomes.
How is that possible?
A colonoscopy, performed at the right time and at the right interval, is a critical tool in early detection.
However, the healthcare system is not reaching its potential in detecting colorectal cancer in the early, more treatable stages.
What is Quality Quest doing?
Quest formed a team to assemble criteria required for a colonoscopy to be considered high quality. Quest publically reports the rate of regional colonoscopies that meet all of these standards, reported by clinician.
The idea is this: By publicly reporting data, Quest shines a light on healthcare issues. Providers can see how they compare to others and consumers can see which providers are working toward reducing healthcare costs in Illinois. Ultimately, public reporting encourages providers to change their behavior to benefit the patient..
For more information, check out this Quest blog post on the topic:
Where can I find more information?
Resources for Consumers:
Resources for Providers and Insurers: