Quality Measures for Colonoscopy: A Critical Evaluation

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Abstract

In a recent article in The New York Times, "The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill,". 1 colonoscopy was singled out for its cost. In their response, the leading gastroenterology professional societies highlighted colonoscopy's effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). Affirming colonoscopy's central role in CRC prevention, both as a frontline test and as the final common pathway for other CRC screening modalities, requires strategies to measure and improve colonoscopy quality, particularly by controlling operator-dependent factors. Although colonoscopy is a powerful CRC screening test,. 2-6 several recent studies have highlighted decreased protection, mainly against right-sided CRC,. 5,7-16 an observation that has been linked to performance quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1973-1980
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Medicine(all)

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