Revision of Quality Indicators for the Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program of the National Cancer Screening Program in Korea

Jun Ki Min, Jae Myung Cha, Yu Kyung Cho, Jie Hyun Kim, Soon Man Yoon, Jong Pil Im, Yunho Jung, Jeong Seop Moon, Jin Oh Kim, Yoon Tae Jeen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-281
Number of pages13
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 25

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Mass screening
  • Quality improvement
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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