Endoscopy 2022; 54(09): 904-915
DOI: 10.1055/a-1874-0946
Position Statement

Performance measures for colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease patients: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative

Evelien Dekker*
 1   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
,
Karlijn J. Nass*
 1   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
,
Marietta Iacucci
 2   Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
,
Alberto Murino
 3   Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK
,
João Sabino
 4   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Leuven, TARGID, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
,
Marek Bugajski
 5   Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
 6   Department of Gastroenterological Oncology, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
 7   Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
,
Cristina Carretero
 8   Department of Gastroenterology, University of Navarre Clinic, Healthcare Research Institute of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
,
George Cortas
 9   University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine, St. George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
,
Edward J. Despott
 3   Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, London, UK
,
James E. East
10   Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
11   Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Healthcare, London, UK
,
Michal F. Kaminski
 5   Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
 6   Department of Gastroenterological Oncology, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
 7   Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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12   Gastroenterology Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital – Amager and Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark
13   Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
,
Martin Keuchel
14   Clinic for Internal Medicine, Agaplesion Bethesda Krankenhaus Bergedorf, Hamburg, Germany
,
Mark Löwenberg
 1   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
,
Ashraf Monged
15   Endoscopy Unit, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Hospitals Group, Dublin, Ireland
,
Olga M. Nardone
16   Institute of Translational Medicine and Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
17   Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
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18   Department of Medicine I, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany
,
Mahmoud M. Omar
19   Department of Internal Medicine, Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy, New Mowasat Hospital, Salmiya, Kuwait
,
20   Gastroenterology Department, Endoscopy Unit, ICMDiM, Hospital Clinic, CIBEREHD, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
,
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
21   Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Nancy, Nancy, France
,
22   Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK
,
 4   Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Leuven, TARGID, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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Abstract

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) presents a short list of performance measures for colonoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Current performance measures for colonoscopy mainly focus on detecting (pre)malignant lesions. However, these performance measures are not relevant for all colonoscopy indications in IBD patients. Therefore, our aim was to provide endoscopy services across Europe and other interested countries with a tool for quality monitoring and improvement in IBD colonoscopy. Eight key performance measures and one minor performance measure were recommended for measurement and evaluation in daily endoscopy practice.

* Equal first authors


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Publication History

Article published online:
29 July 2022

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