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Gut. 2016 Dec;65(12):2045-2060. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312043. Epub 2016 Oct 8.

Expert opinions and scientific evidence for colonoscopy key performance indicators.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, UK.
2
Department of Gastroenterology, North Tees University Hospital, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.
3
Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
4
Department of Gastroenterology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.
5
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
6
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon University, Lyon, France.
7
Department of Health Management and Health Economics and KG Jebsen Center for Colorectal Cancer Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
8
Department of Gastroenterology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education and the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland.
9
Department of Gastroenterology, St Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute, Harrow, UK.
10
Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
11
Department of Gastroenterology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

Colonoscopy is a widely performed procedure with procedural volumes increasing annually throughout the world. Many procedures are now performed as part of colorectal cancer screening programmes. Colonoscopy should be of high quality and measures of this quality should be evidence based. New UK key performance indicators and quality assurance standards have been developed by a working group with consensus agreement on each standard reached. This paper reviews the scientific basis for each of the quality measures published in the UK standards.

KEYWORDS:

COLONIC POLYPS; COLONOSCOPY; ENDOSCOPIC POLYPECTOMY; ENDOSCOPY

PMID:
27802153
PMCID:
PMC5136701
DOI:
10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312043
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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