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How to increase colorectal cancer screenings with your patients

AGA’s Roadmap for the Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening provides you with guidelines and practical tips.
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While colonoscopy screenings are an effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality, patients are often concerned about invasive procedures. As a result, as many as 40% of patients who should screen decline to do so. AGA’s Roadmap for the Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening in the U.S., is a self-paced and interactive module that provides GI clinicians with guidelines and practical tips for improving screening participation among their patients.

The module will help you discuss screening or surveillance issues with other health care providers and guide you on non-invasive screening methods and emerging options for patients who want to avoid a colonoscopy. Also, learn how risk assessments can optimize limited screening and surveillance resources and how working with primary care providers and using electronic health records can improve screening rates.

Thanks to the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology for spearheading this education.

Interested in what else you can do to help your patients? AGA has partnered with Rx.Health to create a digital app to support patients preparing for colonoscopies. Learn more about the AGA-Rx.Health Digital Transformation Network.

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