Summary:  There is little standardization around follow-up of abnormal cancer screening tests, including colorectal cancer. Adopting follow-up rates as a quality metric will result in organized approaches (e.g., registry, education, documentation, outreach) that will reduce the cancer burden.

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Inadequate Utilization of Diagnostic Colonoscopy Following Abnormal FIT Results in an Integrated Safety-Net System

Rachel B Issaka MD, Maneesh H Singh MD, Sachiko M Oshima BS, Victoria J Laleau BS, Carly D Rachocki BS,MPH, Ellen H Chen MD, Lukejohn W Day MD, Urmimala Sarkar MD,MPH and Ma Somsouk MD,MAS