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Unrelated Death After Colorectal Cancer Screening: Implications for Improving Colonoscopy Referrals.
Gawron A, Bielefeldt K. Unrelated Death After Colorectal Cancer Screening: Implications for Improving Colonoscopy Referrals. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 2019 Jun 1; 36(6):262-270.
The observed mortality < 5 years after the index colonoscopy lowered the overall impact of screening, which should prompt health care providers to perform a more thorough assessment of the potential reduced benefit for individual veterans when incorporating cancer risk, comorbidity burden, and age-based criteria.