This structured review identifies and highlights the 10 original research articles most likely to reduce overuse of medical care.
This editorial discusses the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Colorectal Cancer Screening.
This randomized clinical trial investigates participation rate, adenoma yield, performance, and adverse events of population-based colonoscopy screening in several European countries.
This Teachable Moment demonstrates the cascade of events that can result from unnecessary testing for malignant disease, especially in patients with dementia.
This study investigated changes in colonoscopy-related spending and complications before and after institution of an insurer policy that forced cost sharing for use of higher-priced services.
This Research Letter examines the costs and potential benefits of Medicare coverage of anesthesia services during screening colonoscopies for patients at low risk of sedation-related complications.
This Viewpoint discusses the potential to improve patient care by identifying routines and paperwork that do not contribute to patient care or safety.
Tran and colleagues determine how the risks and benefits of surveillance colonoscopy vary between elderly and younger patients.
van Hees et al determine whether more intensive colonoscopy screening than recommended results in a net health benefit for Medicare beneficiaries and, if so, whether it is efficient from a societal perspective. Gross provides an Invited Commentary.
Gupta and colleagues investigate methods of colorectal cancer screening outreach to the underserved.
Sinsky and Dugdale quantify the Medicare payment gap between representative cognitive and procedural services that require similar amounts of physician time. See also the invited commentary by Ginsburg.