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Quality improvement programme to achieve acceptable colonoscopy completion rates: prospective before and after study

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sarah Jowett, Dr Michael Pellen, Dr Mark Welfare


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Author(s): Ball J, Jowett SL, Osbourne J, Pellen M, Welfare MR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Medical Journal

Year: 2004

Volume: 329

Issue: 7467

Pages: 665-667

Print publication date: 16/09/2004

Date deposited: 13/10/2010

ISSN (print): 0959-8138

ISSN (electronic): 1756-1833

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1136/bmj.329.7467.665

Notes: This paper showed how 2 complete audit cycles can improve colonoscopy completion rates to an acceptable level in UK setting. It is important because national completion rates are less than 75% and succesful detection of cancer relies on accurate colonoscopy.


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