Withdrawal times and associated factors in colonoscopy: a quality assurance multicenter assessment.

@article{Overholt2010WithdrawalTA,
  title={Withdrawal times and associated factors in colonoscopy: a quality assurance multicenter assessment.},
  author={Bergein F. Overholt and Linda Brooks-Belli and Michael G. A. Grace and Kristin Rankin and Royce Harrell and Mary Ellen Turyk and Fred B Rosenberg and Robert W Barish and NormanH. Gilinsky},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          e80-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use and impact of the recommended withdrawal time of at least 6 minutes from the cecum in colonoscopy in multiple gastroenterology endoscopy ambulatory surgery centers serving a wide geographical area. METHODS An observational prospective multicenter quality assurance review was conducted in 49 ambulatory surgery centers in 17 states with 315 gastroenterologists. There was no intervention with this quality assessment program as care of patients and the routine of… CONTINUE READING
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