Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer cited in malpractice claims naming CRICO-insured physicians. To address the risk issues, CRICO convened an advisory group of primary care providers and gastroenterologists to develop a colorectal cancer screening algorithm. As a decision support tool, the CRICO Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer: A Decision Support Tool is designed to help primary care providers and specialists.
For questions about the CRICO Colorectal Care Decision Support Tool (2019), contact CRICO Senior Editor Jock Hoffman.
Sections of the Colorectal Decision Support Tool
- What’s New with 2019 Version
Discover the areas that have changed for this version.
Learn the background and purpose of this decision support tool.
- Advisory Committee (see below)
The task force for this decision support tool brought together experts across institutions.
- Physician-patient Discussion and Take Home Points
Use this summary by topic to to engage patients in screening decisions.
- Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis-related Case Data
See what the data reveal about cases related to colorectal cancer diagnoses.
- Risk Management and Key Factors
This includes look at the most common risk areas, as well as key factors in cases.
- Decision Support Charts for patients with:
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Colorectal Cancer Screening Options
The available tests each have documented advantages and disadvantages.
More than 70 references were used in compiling this decision support tool.
- Colorectal Cancer Decision Support Test
17 of 20 answers correct and complete the evaluation to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ .
Also see the CRICO Cancer Screening FAQs.
CRICO Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee
Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH
Daniel Chung, MD
Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD
Ramona Lim, MD
Daniel Mishkin, MD
Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD
James Roseto, MD
Marvin Ryou, MD
Helen M. Shields, MD