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Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 May;73(5):868-74. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2010.12.036. Epub 2011 Mar 5.

Grading the complexity of endoscopic procedures: results of an ASGE working party.

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Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425-2900, USA. cottonp@musc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Working parties of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Quality Committee recently published a proposed new lexicon for adverse events and a separate extensive review of risk factors. The complexity of procedures also affects outcomes.

OBJECTIVE:

To establish a system for grading the complexity of endoscopic procedures.

DESIGN:

Voting on levels 1 (easiest) to 4 (most difficult) on a list of possible procedures and contexts.

SETTING:

Community and academic gastroenterologists in the United States, Canada, and Britain.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:

Median scores of votes cast.

RESULTS:

Consensus list of levels 1 through 4 contexts and procedures.

LIMITATIONS:

Eminence rather than evidence based.

CONCLUSIONS:

A consensus list was developed for comments and testing to complement the proposed lexicons for adverse events and risk factors.

PMID:
21377673
DOI:
10.1016/j.gie.2010.12.036
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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