What Are We Measuring?

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect abnormal growth or disease in the lower intestine and rectum. It is commonly used to screen for precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer.

How We Are Performing?

The following two measures show the percentage of average-risk and high-risk patients that had screening colonoscopies at Massachusetts General Hospital and had the follow-up exams documented in their colonoscopy reports with the appropriate screening interval.

Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients

Higher scores are better

Mass General Source: Hospital administrative data and chart review | Comparison Group Source: CMS/TJC National Hospital Quality Measures

Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Polyps

Higher scores are better

Mass General Source: Hospital administrative data and chart review | Comparison Group Source: CMS/TJC National Hospital Quality Measures.