Colorectal Cancer Screening

Quality and Benchmarks

  • Aasma Shaukat
  • John I. Allen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Swati G. Patel, Dennis J. Ahnen
    Pages 13-43
  3. James E. Allison, Callum G. Fraser, Stephen P. Halloran, Graeme P. Young
    Pages 65-79
  4. Elizabeth G. McFarland, Judy Yee, Abraham H. Dachman, Paul M. Knechtges
    Pages 81-96
  5. David A. Ahlquist, John B. Kisiel
    Pages 97-112
  6. Victoria Gómez, Michael Bradley Wallace
    Pages 113-121
  7. Karen J Wernli, John M Inadomi
    Pages 141-151
  8. Lawrence J. Burgart, Patrick M. O’Reilly, Kenneth P. Batts, Jason A. Daniels, H. Parry Dilworth, Schuyler O. Sanderson
    Pages 153-161
  9. Michael Frist, Marc Sonenshine, Steven J. Morris
    Pages 163-171
  10. Kayla Allison Feld, Sarah Faye Blankstein, Andrew D. Feld
    Pages 173-192
  11. Douglas K. Rex, Ashish K. Tiwari
    Pages 193-201
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of quality metrics and methods used to improve quality for all major modalities of CRC screening. It introduces the readers to the evidence of effectiveness behind various CRC screening modalities: stool-based tests (Fecal Occult Blood, Fecal Immunochemical and Fecal DNA tests), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and CT colonography.  In-depth chapters review the latest guidelines for CRC screening, compare differences among the five major national guidelines, and highlight the need for valid quality and cost indicators. While the main focus of this volume is on colonoscopy, since most quality indicators and analyses have focused on this modality of screening and surveillance, one chapter is devoted to quality indicators of other screening modalities. Differences between process and outcome measures are also highlighted and a small but valid set of recommended national measures are listed. 

Written by experts in the field, Colorectal Cancer Screening: Quality and Benchmarks is an important and useful resource written for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, general and colorectal surgeons, family physicians, and investigators with research focus in screening and quality metrics.


CRC Screening modalities Colonoscopy Fecal DNA tests Flexible sigmoidoscopy Outcome registries Stool based tests

Editors and affiliations

  • Aasma Shaukat
    • 1
  • John I. Allen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyMinneapolis VA Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2333-5
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