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Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy

Unplanned hospital visits after an outpatient colonoscopy can be a sign of a poor quality procedure. Reasons for an unplanned hospital visit include perforation and bleeding. Perforation is a tear through the wall of the bowel that may allow leakage of intestinal fluids. This measure assesses a hospital's rate of unplanned hospital visits after colonoscopy procedures. 

Reporting Period 

  • Most recent 36-month reporting period published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Outpatients (Patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day)

  • Adults