National Surveys of Colorectal Cancer Screening Policies & Practices

Note: This is a completed initiative.

NCI launched the National Survey of Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices in 1999 in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionExternal Web Site Policy and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesExternal Web Site Policy. The Survey of Health Plan Policies and Programs for Colorectal Cancer Screening was fielded between November 2005 and April 2006.

These surveys were designed to obtain current, nationally representative data on the physician and health system factors that may influence the use of screening and diagnostic follow-up for the early detection of CRC in community practice.

Survey Instruments

Investigators who adopt or adapt any items from the questionnaires are asked to cite the National Cancer Institute National Surveys of Colorectal Cancer Screening Policies and Practices as the source.

Related Initiatives

NCI currently supports other initiatives to improve the delivery of colorectal cancer screening. These include the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) and Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS). Additionally, the Cancer Control Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey provides population-based data about colorectal cancer screening in the United States.

Last Updated: 20 Sep, 2021