Colonoscopy and fecal occult blood test use in Germany: results from a large insurance-based cohort

Christian Stock, Ingrid Schubert, Peter Ihle & Hermann Brenner
Background and aims: Colonoscopy and guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (FOBT) are recommended and offered for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Germany. We aimed to explore their utilization in a large insurance-based cohort. Study population and methods: Claims data collected between 2000 [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]