Quality indicators for colorectal cancer screening for colonoscopy

Philip S. Schoenfeld, Jonathan Cohen

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The growing importance of colonoscopy in the prevention of colorectal cancer has stimulated an effort to identify and track quality indicators for this procedure. Several factors have been identified so far which are readily measurable and in many cases have been associated with improved patient outcomes. There is also ample evidence of variations in performance of this procedure. As a result, gathering data about quality indicators may play a vital role in the process of continuous quality improvement. Quality indicators for colonoscopy in colorectal cancer prevention are described along with the evidence that supports their use in benchmarking, quality reporting, and continuous quality improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Quality indicators
  • Screening
  • Surveillance


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