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Expert opinions and scientific evidence for colonoscopy key performance indicators

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Colin Rees, Professor Matt Rutter



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© 2016 Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. 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.

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Author(s): Rees CJ, Bevan R, Zimmermann-Fraedrich K, Rutter MD, Rex D, Dekker E, Ponchon T, Bretthauer M, Regula J, Saunders B, Hassan C, Bourke MJ, Rosch T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Gut

Year: 2016

Volume: 65

Issue: 12

Pages: 2045-2060

Print publication date: 01/12/2016

Online publication date: 08/10/2016

Acceptance date: 11/09/2016

Date deposited: 23/01/2019

ISSN (print): 0017-5749

ISSN (electronic): 1468-3288

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312043

PubMed id: 27802153


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