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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193351
Title:
Colorectal Cancer Screening Capacity in Arizona
Author:
Benuzillo, Jose Gerardo
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in Arizona. Given that by the year 2030 Arizona is expected to be the second most populated state in the U.S., it is imperative to evaluate whether this state has the colorectal screening capacity to accommodate the growing population.Methods: 338 members of the American College of Gastroenterology were invited to participate. Information for the total number of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies performed during an average week was ascertained by analyzing 105 surveys. We estimated the current and potential volume of screening procedures.Results: Physicians reported performing 8,717 endoscopic procedures weekly (7,990 colonoscopies and 727 sigmoidoscopies). They reported being able to increase their capacity by an additional 3,183 (36.5%) procedures a week (2,347 colonoscopies and 836 flexible sigmoidoscopies).Conclusions: Our findings suggest that Arizona has the ability to significantly expand its endoscopic capacity.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Screening capacity; Colorectal cancer; Cancer screening
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Epidemiology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Martinez, Maria E.
Committee Chair:
Martinez, Maria E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleColorectal Cancer Screening Capacity in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBenuzillo, Jose Gerardoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenuzillo, Jose Gerardoen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in Arizona. Given that by the year 2030 Arizona is expected to be the second most populated state in the U.S., it is imperative to evaluate whether this state has the colorectal screening capacity to accommodate the growing population.Methods: 338 members of the American College of Gastroenterology were invited to participate. Information for the total number of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies performed during an average week was ascertained by analyzing 105 surveys. We estimated the current and potential volume of screening procedures.Results: Physicians reported performing 8,717 endoscopic procedures weekly (7,990 colonoscopies and 727 sigmoidoscopies). They reported being able to increase their capacity by an additional 3,183 (36.5%) procedures a week (2,347 colonoscopies and 836 flexible sigmoidoscopies).Conclusions: Our findings suggest that Arizona has the ability to significantly expand its endoscopic capacity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectScreening capacityen_US
dc.subjectColorectal canceren_US
dc.subjectCancer screeningen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMartinez, Maria E.en_US
dc.contributor.chairMartinez, Maria E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2784en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749821en_US
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