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Colonoscopy follow-up

A colonoscopy is one test doctors can use to find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) or colorectal cancer.  Scientific evidence shows that the following measures represent best practices for follow-up colonoscopies.

Data shown below for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is from the most recent update of CMS Hospital Compare / Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Measure Our
Illinois Av. U.S. Av. Notes:
Percentage of patients receiving appropriate recommondations for follow-up screening colonoscopy (higher percentages are better)  56%  88%  85%
Percentage of patients with history of polyps receiving follow-up colonoscopy in the appropriate timeframe. (Higher percentages are better.)  73% 90% 90%