Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

 

Measure Steward

National Committee for Quality Assurance

 

Measure 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

 

Measure Denominator

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