TITLE

LOW COLONOSCOPY COMPLETION RATES ARE UNLIKELY TO BE EXPLAINED BY INDICATION ALONE

AUTHOR(S)
Spencer, H. L.; Riley, S. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that determines low colonoscopy completion rates are unlikely to be explained by indication alone. Previously BSG carried out a notional audit showing a worryingly low colonoscopy completion rote of less than 80%. It has been suggested that in Great Britain at least, part of this low completion rate may be related to the colonoscopist's perceived need to reach caecum. Although it is reassuring that the colonoscopy completion rate is very nearly 90% in procedures done for surveillance, it is worrying that caecal intubation in fact occurs less frequently than expected in cases where the indication is anaemia or weight loss.
ACCESSION #
13219008

 

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