The impact of endoscopists' experience and learning curves and interendoscopist variation on colonoscopy completion rates.

@article{Dafnis2001TheIO,
  title={The impact of endoscopists' experience and learning curves and interendoscopist variation on colonoscopy completion rates.},
  author={George Dafnis and Fredrik N Granath and Lars A P{\aa}hlman and H Hannuksela and Anders Ekbom and Paul Blomqvist},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={511-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Since its introduction in the late 1960s, the technology of colonoscopy has developed rapidly and the competence of endoscopists has increased. Nevertheless, it is not always possible to perform a complete colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess, in a population-based setting, the endoscopist-related factors influencing the completion rate, taking into account patient characteristics and changes in the technology over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS All… CONTINUE READING

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