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Revision of quality indicators for the endoscopy quality improvement program of the national cancer screening program in Koreaopen access

Authors
Min J.K.Cha J.M.Cho Y.K.Kim J.-H.Yoon S.M.Im J.P.Jung Y.Moon J.S.Kim J.-O.Jeen Y.T.
Issue Date
2018
Publisher
Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Keywords
Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy; Mass screening; Quality improvement; Safety
Citation
Clinical Endoscopy, v.51, no.3, pp.239 - 252
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SCOPUS
KCI
Journal Title
Clinical Endoscopy
Volume
51
Number
3
Start Page
239
End Page
252
URI
https://scholarworks.korea.ac.kr/kumedicine/handle/2020.sw.kumedicine/4196
DOI
10.5946/ce.2018.075
ISSN
2234-2400
Abstract
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy are widely used for the early diagnosis of stomach and colorectal cancer. The present revision integrates recent data regarding previous quality indicators and novel indicators suggested for gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures for the National Cancer Screening Program in Korea. The new indicators, developed by the Quality Improvement Committee of the Korean Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vary in the level of supporting evidence, and most are based solely on expert opinion. Updated indicators validated by clinical research were prioritized, but were chosen by expert consensus when such studies were absent. The resultant quality indicators were graded according to the levels of consensus and recommendations. The updated indicators will provide a relevant guideline for high-quality endoscopy. The future direction of quality indicator development should include relevant outcome measures and an evidence-based approach to support proposed performance targets. © 2018 Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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