Performance measures for colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease patients: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative.
Dekker E., Nass KJ., Iacucci M., Murino A., Sabino J., Bugajski M., Carretero C., Cortas G., Despott EJ., East JE., Kaminski MF., Karstensen JG., Keuchel M., Löwenberg M., Monged A., Nardone OM., Neumann H., Omar MM., Pellisé M., Peyrin-Biroulet L., Rutter MD., Bisschops R.
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) presents a short list of performance measures for colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Current performance measures for colonoscopy mainly focus on detecting (pre)malignant lesions. However, these performance measures are not relevant for all colonoscopy indications in IBD patients. Therefore, our aim was to provide endoscopy services across Europe and other interested countries with a tool for quality monitoring and improvement in IBD colonoscopy. Eight key performance measures and one minor performance measure were recommended for measurement and evaluation in daily endoscopy practice.