Quality Colonoscopy, An Issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics

By

  • John Allen, MD, MBA, Minnesota Gastroenterology

Dr. Allen’s issue focuses on how gastroenterologists can maximize the “value” of colonoscopy - where value is defined as quality/cost. Clinical issues are covered, like sedation issues, complications of colonoscopy, and infection risk, but the majority of the articles deal with the discussions that surround quality colonoscopy-articles like: Risk Management and Legal Issues for Colonoscopy; Cost effectiveness of Colonoscopy in Prevention of Colon Cancer; Efficacy and Effectiveness of Colonoscopy: How Do We Bridge the Gap?; Current State of Colonoscopy Performance Measures; Use of Databases and Registries to Enhance Quality; and Maximizing the Value of Colonoscopy in Community, to name a few. In preparation of the changing landscape of healthcare, this issue will be an important one for all practicing gastroenterologists.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-2527-8