Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer screening (ages 50-74 years)

Individuals who had a fecal occult blood test in the previous year or had a colonoscopy in the ten previous years (numerator), among Individuals aged 50-74 (denominator)

Rational:

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Screening is recommended to reduce both incidence and mortality [1].
The Israeli Ministry of Health recommends screening via a yearly fecal occult blood test between the ages of 50 and 74 years. Colonoscopy is widely used for screening as well, although there is no such directive in Israel [2].

Numerator:

Individuals in the denominator who had a fecal occult blood test in the previous year or had a colonoscopy in the ten previous years

Denominator

Individuals aged 50-74

Notes:

None

Notes:

[1] Navarro M, Nicolas A, Ferrandez A, Lanas A. Colorectal cancer population screening programs worldwide in 2016: An update. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017;23(20):3632-3642. doi:10.3748/wjg.v23.i20.3632.
[2] In Hebrew: חוזר המנהל הכללי בנושא: מניעה וגילוי מוקדם של מחלות ממאירות, 2012. משרד הבריאות
Available: http://www.cancer.org.il/template/default.aspx?PageId=7655. [Accessed: 22-Mar-2018]

Results:
Colorectal cancer screening by year
Colorectal cancer screening by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex


National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare
התכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל