Endoscopy 2019; 51(06): 574-598
DOI: 10.1055/a-0889-9586
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Performance measures for small-bowel endoscopy: a European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative

Cristiano Spada
1  Digestive Endoscopy Unit and Gastroenterology, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
2  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli – IRCCS, Rome, Italy
,
Deirdre McNamara
3  TAGG Research Centre, Department of Clinical Medicine, Tallaght Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
,
Edward J. Despott
4  Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK
,
Samuel Adler
5  Division of Gastroenterology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
,
Brooks D. Cash
6  Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, UT Health Science Center at Houston/Memorial Hermann, Houston, USA
7  McGovern Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Houston, USA
,
Ignacio Fernández-Urién
8  Department of Gastroenterology, Navarra Hospital Complex, Pamplona, Spain
,
Hrvoje Ivekovic
9  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
,
Martin Keuchel
10  Clinic for Internal Medicine, Bethesda Krankenhaus Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany
,
Mark McAlindon
11  Academic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
,
Jean-Christophe Saurin
12  Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital E. Herriot, Lyon, France
,
Simon Panter
13  Department of Gastroenterology, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, South Shields, UK
,
Cristina Bellisario
14  CPO Piemonte, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
,
Silvia Minozzi
14  CPO Piemonte, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
,
Carlo Senore
14  CPO Piemonte, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
,
Cathy Bennett
15  Office of Research and Innovation, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn, Dublin, Ireland
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Michael Bretthauer
16  Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
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Mario Dinis-Ribeiro
17  Servicio de Gastroenterologia, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia Francisco Gentil, Porto, Portugal
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Dirk Domagk
18  Department of Medicine I, Josephs-Hospital Warendorf, Academic Teaching Hospital, University of Muenster, Warendorf, Germany
,
Cesare Hassan
19  Endoscopy Unit, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome, Italy
,
Michal F. Kaminski
20  Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
21  Department of Gastroenterological Oncology and Department of Cancer Prevention, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
22  Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Colin J. Rees
23  Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
,
Roland Valori
24  Department of Gastroenterology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire, UK
,
Raf Bisschops
25  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
,
Matthew D. Rutter
23  Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
26  Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK
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Publication Date:
10 May 2019 (online)

Abstract

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) together with the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) recently developed a short list of performance measures for small-bowel endoscopy (i. e. small-bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy) with the final goal of providing endoscopy services across Europe with a tool for quality improvement. Six key performance measures for both small-bowel capsule endoscopy and for device-assisted enteroscopy were selected for inclusion, with the intention being that practice at both a service and endoscopist level should be evaluated against them. Other performance measures were considered to be less relevant, based on an assessment of their overall importance, scientific acceptability, and feasibility. Unlike lower and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, where performance measures had already been identified, this is the first time that small-bowel endoscopy quality measures have been proposed.