Millions spent on unnecessary tests after normal colonoscopy

The results of a survey to be presented at Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW 2012) in Adelaide this week show after a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT) but negative colonoscopy, 65.6% of GPs, 19.5% of gastroenterologists and 14.2% of colorectal surgeons would refer for further investigation.

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