Sedation Issues in Quality Colonoscopy

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The subject of endoscopic sedation for colonoscopy remains controversial because of unresolved questions concerning the relative benefits, risks, and cost of service. There is also disagreement about the most appropriate sedation drug(s), delegation of responsibility for drug administration, and patient monitoring. This article examines recent trends in endoscopic sedation; the impact of sedation on the quality, safety, and patient tolerability of colonoscopy; and reviews the economic implications of current sedation practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-627
Number of pages13
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic sedation
  • Sedation
  • Sedation for colonoscopy


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