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Performance measures for small-bowel endoscopy: A European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative

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


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© Author(s) 2019.The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) together with the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) recently developed a short list of performance measures for small-bowel endoscopy (i.e. small-bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy) with the final goal of providing endoscopy services across Europe with a tool for quality improvement. Six key performance measures both for small-bowel capsule endoscopy and for device-assisted enteroscopy were selected for inclusion, with the intention being that practice at both a service and endoscopist level should be evaluated against them. Other performance measures were considered to be less relevant, based on an assessment of their overall importance, scientific acceptability, and feasibility. Unlike lower and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, for which performance measures had already been identified, this is the first time small-bowel endoscopy quality measures have been proposed.

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Author(s): Spada C, McNamara D, Despott EJ, Adler S, Cash BD, Fernandez-Urien I, Ivekovic H, Keuchel M, McAlindon M, Saurin J-C, Panter S, Bellisario C, Minozzi S, Senore C, Bennett C, Bretthauer M, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Domagk D, Hassan C, Kaminski MF, Rees CJ, Valori R, Bisschops R, Rutter MD

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: United European Gastroenterology Journal

Year: 2019

Volume: 7

Issue: 5

Pages: 614-641

Online publication date: 15/06/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2019

ISSN (print): 2050-6406

ISSN (electronic): 2050-6414

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/2050640619850365