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SLIDE 12 NOTES: We conclude that somewhere between 55 and 64 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who undergo a polypectomy have at least one subsequent colonoscopy in the 5 year surveillance window.

Diagnostic and therapeutic follow-up following a sigmoidoscopy is frequent, and a large majority of those how underwent polypectomy within six months of the sigmoidoscopy had their polyps removed in subsequent procedures.

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