Outcomes & Quality

A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the risk of developing colorectal (colon) cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings. For every 1% increase in the physician’s adenoma detection rate there is a 3% decrease in the odds of the patient developing colon cancer over the next decade. The gastroenterologists at SDG consistently achieve high adenoma detection rates. 

Measure National Benchmark South Denver Gastroenterology

Adenoma (precancerous polyp) Detection Rate


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
40% 44% 50% 47% 49% 48% 50%

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2018 Hepatitis C cure rates was 98.6% with 73 out of 74 patients being cured
2017 Hepatitis C cure rates was 95.7% with 90 out of 94 patients being cured*
    *3 of the 4 patients who did not cure in 2017 did cure in 2018. The 4th patient did not pursue additional treatment.

2016 Hepatitis C cure rates Genotype 1  97% cure, Genotype 2  100% cure, Genotype 3  99% cure, Genotype 4  100% cure
Hepatitis C Treatments 1/1/15-10/15/15
Cure rates for Chronic Hepatitis C, Genotypes 1A and 1B, with either Harvoni or Viekira: 96%
Approved medication rate for patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: 94%