Project Information

Increasing Colorectal Screening Rates in Primary Care

Project Description: In line with the NCCRT aim to increase colorectal screening rates to 80% by 2018, the Family Medicine Residency Program at UF hopes to increase screening rates in our own clinic. The core of this QI project will center on increasing knowledge of the different screening modalities available: stool tests, imaging studies, and direct visualization. Residents and faculty will be taught these options in a dedicated didactic session. The effectiveness of this teaching will be assessed with an educational survey administered prior to, immediately after and 1 month after the didactic session. Patients will also be educated on their options with easy-to-read handouts and in depth discussions with their primary care provider. The number of screening tests ordered will be measured before and after the above education is provided.

QPI: Rica, Jester, (

Collaborators: Coty, Tino, (; Danielle, Olson, (; Monique, Dieuvil, (; Alexander, Leasure, (; Kassandra, Brown, (

Advisors: (; (

UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Colonoscopy, colon cancer, USPSTF Screening guidelines, FOBT, FIT, Stool DNA