Table 46National estimates of additional available capacity of endoscopy screening

Author, Year
Study Design
Data CollectionResultsQuality Rating
Seeff et al., 2004196


National sample of endoscopy practices
Additional available capacity estimated by survey of sample of practices performing FS or colonoscopyCurrent volume (2002): 2.8 million FSs
14.2 million colonoscopies

1.5 million FS for screening (54%)
6.6 million colonoscopies for screening (46%)

Additional available capacity: 6.7 million FSs (239%)
8.2 million colonoscopies (58%)

FS, flexible sigmoidoscopy.

From: 4, Results

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