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Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States.
Salz T, Weinberger M, Ayanian JZ, Brewer NT, Earle CC, Elston Lafata J, Fisher DA, Weiner BJ, Sandler RS. Variation in use of surveillance colonoscopy among colorectal cancer survivors in the United States. BMC health services research. 2010 Sep 1; 10:256.
Despite guidelines, more than half of CRC survivors did not receive surveillance colonoscopy within 14 months of surgery, with substantial variation by site of care. The association of primary care visits and adjuvant chemotherapy use suggests that access to care following surgery affects cancer surveillance.