April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA109
Academic Journal
Audited colonoscopy completion rates are less than 90%. Gastroenterologists explored whether trainees learning colonoscopy influenced the completion rate or the time taken for the procedure. 68 procedures were performed by a trainee, 9 of these by an experienced trainee without direct consultant supervision. Patients were not selected specifically for training lists but the number of procedures on such lists was reduced. Teaching a trainee colonoscopy does not reduce completeness of the examination, indeed there was a trend for it to increase.


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