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

@article{Macken2009QualityAA,
  title={Quality assurance and recommendations for quality assessment of screening colonoscopy in Belgium.},
  author={Elisabeth J Macken and Tom Moreels and Paul Pelckmans and Marc Peeters and Didier Baert and Hendrik Reynaert and D Delooze and Jaarke Vannoote and Martin I. Hiele and J L Coenegrachts and Pieter Hoste and Eric Van Cutsem and G D'Haens},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
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… CONTINUE READING