Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Overcoming the barriers to dissemination and implementation of quality measures for gastrointestinal endoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) position statement

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Matt Rutter



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by SAGE Publications Ltd, 2021.

For re-use rights please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.


© Author(s) 2020.The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) has developed performance measures and established a framework for quality assessment for gastrointestinal endoscopy in Europe. Most national societies actively undertake initiatives to implement and explicitly endorse these quality indicators. Given this, the ESGE proposes that, at a national level, strong leadership should exist to disseminate and implement quality parameters. Thus, understanding the potential barriers that may vary locally is of paramount importance. The ESGE suggests that each national society should prioritise quality and standards of care in gastrointestinal endoscopy in their activities and should survey/understand which measures are a local priority to their members and make measuring quality intrinsic to daily endoscopy practice.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Bisschops R, Rutter MD, Areia M, Spada C, Domagk D, Kaminski MF, Veitch A, Khanoussi W, Gralnek IM, Hassan C, Messmann H, Ponchon T, Fockens P, Dignass A, Dinis-Ribeiro M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: United European Gastroenterology Journal

Year: 2021

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 120-126

Print publication date: 01/02/2021

Online publication date: 10/02/2021

Acceptance date: 12/11/2020

Date deposited: 18/03/2021

ISSN (print): 2050-6406

ISSN (electronic): 2050-6414

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/2050640620981366


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric