Research on GI Shortage
The United States is facing a shortage of gastroenterologists. New research from Olympus and The Lewin Group, a national healthcare and human services consulting firm, illustrates that the aging U.S. population and increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates will overwhelm the supply of GI physicians by 2020, challenging the nation's ability to provide adequate screening and treatment for the nation's number two cancer killer.
This study is part of Olympus' campaign to raise awareness about colorectal cancer screening and ensure screening is available to all who seek it.
Colorectal cancer awareness: Olympus is committed to broad efforts to address the growing shortage of trained gastroenterologist and increase colorectal cancer screening rates by helping to educate, inform and create awareness about colorectal cancer through direct consumer outreach, collaborating with professional medical societies and advocacy groups and coordinating efforts with federal health agencies.