Title
Quality assurance in colonoscopy for colorectal cancer diagnosisQuality assurance in colonoscopy for colorectal cancer diagnosis
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Laboratory Experimental Medicine and Pediatrics (LEMP)
Publication type
article
Publication
London,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
European journal of surgical oncology. - London
Volume/pages
37(2011):1, p. 10-15
ISSN
0748-7983
ISI
000286962400002
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Colonoscopy can prevent colorectal cancer, but its effectiveness is diminished by operator-dependent factors. Therefore, quality assurance programs should be implemented in all colonoscopy practices. Adherence to quality performance measures varies among different countries, and physicians seem reluctant to adopt them. We provide an overview of the existing guidelines for colonoscopy quality assurance, and a summary of the quality control initiatives in Belgium and the surrounding countries.
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