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 Are We Performing?

The following measure shows the percentage of average-risk patients that had a screening colonoscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital and had the follow-up exam documented in their colonoscopy report with the appropriate screening interval.

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

Higher scores are better

The following chart shows the Colonoscopy Interval for Average Risk Patients in May 2020.

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