Lou is a 52 year old man in good health who sees his physician, Dr. Spencer, yearly for check-ups. During Lou's most recent visit, Dr. Spencer noticed Lou had not been screened for colorectal cancer. Dr. Spencer knows patients can find this screening uncomfortable, and so considers different screening options. He reviews fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, double contract barium enema (DCBE), and colonoscopy treatment before deciding to order an FOBT for Lou.
If Lou and Dr. Spencer complete colorectal cancer screenings as recommended, Lou's chances of dying from colorectal cancer will be substantially reduced and he will hopefully enjoy many more healthy years of life.
|NQF# Not Applicable||Percentage of members 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer||
All patients who have at least of the following:
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Produced by Meaningful Use Quality Workgroup – March 22, 2013