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Quality assurance and recommendations for quality assessment of screening colonoscopy in Belgium.

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As population-wide screening for colorectal cancer is adopted by many western countries for all individuals aged 50-75. The success of screening colonoscopy programs is highly dependent on the quality of the procedures. High-quality complete endoscopy with excellent patient preparation and adequate withdrawal time is necessary for effectively reducing colon cancer risk. In Belgium formal quality assurance programs and principles of credentialing do not exist. The current reimbursement system for colonoscopy does not reward a careful performed examination but rapidly performed examinations at unnecessarily short intervals. There is a clear need for evidence-based quality measures to ensure the quality of screening colonoscopy. In this guideline review we present an overview of the literature concerning criteria for best practice and important quality indicators for colonoscopy. A summary of the latest guidelines is given. Our goal of this update is to provide practical guidelines for endoscopists performing screening colonoscopy. We hope to provide a broad consensus and an increasing adherence to these recommendations.
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quality assurance, screening colonoscopy, SOCIETY-TASK-FORCE, AMERICAN-CANCER-SOCIETY, COLORECTAL-CANCER, GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, ADENOMA DETECTION, CONSENSUS UPDATE, WITHDRAWAL TIMES, NATIONAL-SURVEY, SURVEILLANCE, POLYPECTOM

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Macken, E, T Moreels, P Pelckmans, Marc Peeters, D Baert, H Reynaert, Danny De Looze, et al. 2009. “Quality Assurance and Recommendations for Quality Assessment of Screening Colonoscopy in Belgium.” Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica 72 (1): 17–25.
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Macken, E., Moreels, T., Pelckmans, P., Peeters, M., Baert, D., Reynaert, H., De Looze, D., et al. (2009). Quality assurance and recommendations for quality assessment of screening colonoscopy in Belgium. ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, 72(1), 17–25.
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Macken E, Moreels T, Pelckmans P, Peeters M, Baert D, Reynaert H, et al. Quality assurance and recommendations for quality assessment of screening colonoscopy in Belgium. ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA. 2009;72(1):17–25.
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Macken, E, T Moreels, P Pelckmans, et al. “Quality Assurance and Recommendations for Quality Assessment of Screening Colonoscopy in Belgium.” ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA 72.1 (2009): 17–25. Print.
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  abstract     = {As population-wide screening for colorectal cancer is adopted by many western countries for all individuals aged 50-75. The success of screening colonoscopy programs is highly dependent on the quality of the procedures. High-quality complete endoscopy with excellent patient preparation and adequate withdrawal time is necessary for effectively reducing colon cancer risk.
In Belgium formal quality assurance programs and principles of credentialing do not exist. The current reimbursement system for colonoscopy does not reward a careful performed examination but rapidly performed examinations at unnecessarily short intervals. There is a clear need for evidence-based quality measures to ensure the quality of screening colonoscopy.
In this guideline review we present an overview of the literature concerning criteria for best practice and important quality indicators for colonoscopy. A summary of the latest guidelines is given. Our goal of this update is to provide practical guidelines for endoscopists performing screening colonoscopy. We hope to provide a broad consensus and an increasing adherence to these recommendations.},
  author       = {Macken, E and Moreels, T and Pelckmans, P and Peeters, Marc and Baert, D and Reynaert, H and De Looze, Danny and Vannoote, J and Hiele, M and Coenegrachts, JL and Hoste, P and Van Cutsem, E and D'Haens, G},
  issn         = {0001-5644},
  journal      = {ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {quality assurance,screening colonoscopy,SOCIETY-TASK-FORCE,AMERICAN-CANCER-SOCIETY,COLORECTAL-CANCER,GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY,ADENOMA DETECTION,CONSENSUS UPDATE,WITHDRAWAL TIMES,NATIONAL-SURVEY,SURVEILLANCE,POLYPECTOM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {17--25},
  title        = {Quality assurance and recommendations for quality assessment of screening colonoscopy in Belgium.},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2009},
}

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