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.
|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%|