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Working Up Rectal Bleeding in Adult Primary Care Practices

  • July 20, 2016

 This CRICO-funded study, published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, looks at the variation in the workup of rectal bleeding and how it may result in guideline-discordant care and delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer. 


Conducted to characterize primary care clinicians’ initial rectal bleeding evaluation, the study paves the way for further research and improvement strategies to help understand and manage practice and provider variation.

 

Study Citation

Weingart  SN, Stoffel EM, Chung DC, Sequist TD, Lederman RI, Pelletier SR, and Shields HM. Working up rectal bleeding in adult primary care practices. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 July 20. doi: 10.1111/jep.12596. [Epub ahead of print]