Quality improvement programme to achieve acceptable colonoscopy completion rates: prospective before and after study

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Author(s)Ball J, Jowett SL, Osbourne J, Pellen M, Welfare MR
Publication type Article
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Year2004
Volume329
Issue7467
Pages665-667
ISSN (print)0959-8138
ISSN (electronic)1756-1833
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PublisherBMJ Group
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7467.665
DOI10.1136/bmj.329.7467.665
NotesThis paper showed how 2 complete audit cycles can improve colonoscopy completion rates to an acceptable level in UK setting. It is important because national completion rates are less than 75% and succesful detection of cancer relies on accurate colonoscopy.
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