Endoscopy 2022; 54(09): 902-903
DOI: 10.1055/a-1857-5494
Covid-19 Communications

Fall in colonoscopy completion rates is short lived after a break in performing colonoscopy: a study of how the COVID-19-impacted period affected colonoscopy performance

1   Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Mo Thoufeeq
1   Department of Gastroenterology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Introduction

During the first COVID-19 outbreak, UK endoscopy activity fell to 12 % during the COVID-impacted period between March and June 2020 [1]. Consequently, the majority of endoscopists had a simultaneous hiatus in colonoscopy activity, which may have affected performance measures. In this study, the effect of the 3-month COVID-impacted period on key performance indicators of colonoscopists was assessed.



Publication History

Received: 05 April 2022

Accepted: 26 April 2022

Article published online:
12 July 2022

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