Gastroenterologists have lower colonoscopy repeat rates

09/7/2010 | Reuters

Older adults who had a colonoscopy done by a family physician were 39% more likely to need a repeat procedure within one year than if they had gone to a gastroenterologist, researchers said. The Medicare data showed the repeat rate for gastroenterologists was 4.6%, compared with 6.4% for colonoscopies done by a family physician, 5.6% for general surgeons and 5.3% for internists. Read the abstract.

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