Colorectal Cancer Screening Bypass Behavior and Outcomes

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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
July 2016

Studies have shown that increased distance to the closest endoscopy provider is associated with lower screening utilization among Medicare enrollees. The purpose of this study is to expand beyond the Medicare population to examine the travel behaviors of the entire population, comparing urban vs. rural residents in obtaining endoscopies for colorectal cancer screening.