Improving quality in the endoscopy unit

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Abstract

All gastroenterologists and their administrative staff should gain familiarity with the quality improvement process. Demonstration of formal quality improvement efforts is now required for board certification, accreditation, and, in some cases, payer reimbursement. Organizations should embrace their role as the convening, collecting, oversight body for unit-wide and most endoscopist-specific quality initiatives. Quality improvement skills should be developed among facility staff to ensure institutional capabilities and continuity in quality improvement. Ultimately, such efforts benefit both our patients and our professional endeavors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Efficiency
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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