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Table 3 Documentation of completed CRC screening in the medical record

From: Patient- and system-related barriers for the earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Total cases with no documentation of CRC screening completed prior to diagnosis 45
No Screen: Age < 50 y/o 2
No Screen: Age > 80 y/o 3
No Screen: Age ≥50 and ≤80 y/o 40
Documented offer to screen + patient declination of screening 3
Documented offer to screen but lost to follow up 1
Patient factors identified (N = 19 cases) 19
   Frequent no-shows/cancellations 7
   Declined therapy/evaluation 11
   Comorbidity 7
   Psychiatric diagnosis 6
   Homelessness 3
System factors identified (N = 24 cases) 24
   Scheduling delays 3
   Abnormal findings lost to follow up 21
   Wt loss 3
   Anemia 13
   FBOT request 1
   Judgment error by clinician 3
No screening despite appropriate age, no patient factors identified, and ongoing antecedent care with the VA 21