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New Links to Colorectal Cancer Prevention. American Cancer Society Wellmark Foundation. Program Goal. Increase age appropriate colorectal cancer screenings through collaboration with medical providers.

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new links to colorectal cancer prevention

New Links to ColorectalCancer Prevention

American Cancer Society

Wellmark Foundation

program goal
Program Goal
  • Increase age appropriate colorectal cancer screenings through collaboration with medical providers.
  • Our primary care practices are located in 15 counties in Iowa and South Dakota. These counties exceed state and national incidence for colorectal cancer.
colorectal cancer incidence
Colorectal Cancer Incidence

Age-adjusted rates per 100,000

Iowa Incidence Rate: 62.9

S Dakota Incidence Rate: 61.9

U.S. Incidence Rate: 53.1

Source: CDC National Program of Cancer Registries

Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) 2006 data and SEER United States Cancer Statistics 2003.

project plan
Project Plan
  • Education
    • Health professionals
    • Patients
    • Public Awareness
  • Increase age and risk appropriate colorectal cancer screening by health care providers in targeted practices
process to increase colorectal cancer screening by health care providers
Process to increase colorectal cancer screening by health care providers
  • Query software programs for patients ages 50-85
  • Audit records to determine screening status of each patient.
  • Send letter from primary care physician requesting patients call their office to schedule an appointment for screening.
process to increase colorectal cancer screening by health care providers6
Process to increase colorectal cancer screening by health care providers
  • Identify patients requiring earlier colorectal cancer screening due to family medical history.
  • Send high risk letter to patient ; request family health history.
  • Place screening status reminder on patient record for each patient without screening.
  • Place American Cancer Society/Clinic ads in the local newspapers.
reporting measures
Reporting Measures
  • Increased colorectal cancer screening rates over baseline rates by at least 10% per provider
  • Numbers of patients identified and letters sent from primary care practice
  • Number of colonoscopies scheduled
  • Results from colonoscopy reports
  • Number of patients at high risk for genetic colorectal cancer identified
process results akron mercy medical clinic
Process Results: Akron Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of letters sent: 736
  • Number of additional colonoscopies since project initiated: 276
  • Increase over baseline: 92%
colonoscopy results akron mercy medical clinic
Colonoscopy Results: Akron Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of abnormal colonoscopies: 66
  • Number of colon cancers detected: 0
  • Number of high risk surveys: 19
akron plymouth county results to date program initiated colonoscopies
Akron (Plymouth County)Results to date:Program-Initiated Colonoscopies

Based on 175 colonoscopy reports received to date

process results primghar mercy medical clinic
Process Results: Primghar Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of letters sent: 214
  • Number of additional colonoscopies since project initiated: 148
  • Percent increase over baseline: 80%
colonoscopy results primghar mercy medical clinic
Colonoscopy Results: Primghar Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of abnormal colonoscopies: 67
  • Number of colon cancers detected: 3
  • Number of high risk surveys: 2
primghar o brien county results to date program initiated colonoscopies
Primghar (O’Brien County)Results to date: Program-Initiated Colonoscopies

Based on 129 colonoscopy reports received to date

process results hartley mercy medical clinic
Process Results: Hartley Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of letters sent: 300
  • Number of additional colonoscopies since project initiated: 59
  • Percent increase over baseline: 30%
colonoscopy results hartley mercy medical clinic
Colonoscopy Results: Hartley Mercy Medical Clinic
  • Number of abnormal colonoscopies: 20
  • Number of colon cancers detected: 0
  • Number of high risk surveys: 0
results to date program initiated colonoscopies
Results to date: Program-Initiated Colonoscopies

Based on 52 colonoscopy reports received to date

benefits
Benefits
  • Early screening
    • Reduces incidence
    • Detects colon cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage
  • Identifies and educates families at high risk of colon cancer due to genetic mutations
results to date program initiated colonoscopies20
Results to date: Program-Initiated Colonoscopies

Based on 391 colonoscopy reports received to date

barriers to colorectal screening
Barriers to Colorectal Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of education
  • No insurance
  • High deductibles
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