Quality of rural colonoscopy—A prospective single-centre pilot study

Matthew M. Watson, Guy J. Maddern, Timothy K. McCullough, Thomas Gunning, Eben Beukes, Matthias W. Wichmann

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia. It is the second most common non-cutaneous cancer diagnosed in both men and women. CRC is the cause of 11% of all cancer-related deaths in Australia, the second highest amongst all cancer types.1 In 2017 and 2018, people living in the very remote areas of Australia had a higher age-standardised mortality rate than those living in major cities. Despite having one of the highest incidences of CRC, Australia has a mortality rate comparable to other countries. The low CRC mortality to incidence ratio in Australia may be attributed to participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in Australia and subsequent access to colonoscopy as a diagnostic investigation...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
Early online date8 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • colonoscopy
  • remote health
  • rural health

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