Quality metrics in endoscopy

Suryakanth R. Gurudu, Francisco C. Ramirez

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Abstract

Endoscopy has evolved in the past 4 decades to become an important tool in the diagnosis and management of many digestive diseases. Greater focus on endoscopic quality has highlighted the need to ensure competency among endoscopists. A joint task force of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has proposed several quality metrics to establish competence and help define areas of continuous quality improvement. These metrics represent quality in endoscopy pertinent to pre-, intra-, and postprocedural periods. Quality in endoscopy is a dynamic and multidimensional process that requires continuous monitoring of several indicators and benchmarking with local and national standards. Institutions and practices should have a process in place for credentialing endoscopists and for the assessment of competence regarding individual endoscopic procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-233
Number of pages6
JournalGastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Competence
  • Endoscopy
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality metrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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