From a rise in colorectal cancer cases to missed colonoscopy appointments, here are five numbers making gastroenterologists nervous.
52,580: The projected number of colorectal cancer deaths in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society.
200,000: The number of Americans reported to have missed colonoscopy appointments since the pandemic began, according to the American Cancer Society.
77.9 percent: The percentage of a colonoscopy bill that Medicare patients have to pay out of pocket, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
16.2 percent: The percent that gastroenterologist productivity dropped from March 2020 to March 2022, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report."
17 percent: The percent of gastroenterologists who said they are still paying off student loans, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."