A snapshot of colonoscopy practice in England: stimulus For improvement

Palmer, K. R.; Morris, A. I.
February 2004
Gut;Feb2004, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p163
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the colonoscopy practice in Great Britain. Success rates have been reported in excess of 97% for achieving total colonoscopy, coupled with low complication rates and detection of significant pathology in asymptomatic populations. The Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) states that approved endoscopy units should achieve completion rates greater than 90%, without resort to excessive sedation. This year marks four major initiatives concerned with training in endoscopy. The first major undertaking will be publishing of the third JAG document with new sections devoted to the assessment of both trainees and training units.


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