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A wide variation of the quality of colonoscopy reporting system in the real clinical practice in southeastern area of Korea

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Affiliated Author(s)
박경식이유진조광범
Alternative Author(s)
Park, Kyung SikLee, Yoo JinCho, Kwang Bum
Journal Title
Intestinal Research
ISSN
1598-9100
Issued Date
2016
Keyword
ColonoscopyReportSurveyQuality
Abstract
Background/Aims: Establishment of a colonoscopy reporting system is a prerequisite to determining and improving quality.
This study aimed to investigate colonoscopists’ opinions and the actual situation of a colonoscopy reporting system in a clinical
practice in southeastern area of Korea and to assess the factors predictive of an inadequate reporting system. Methods: Physicians
who performed colonoscopies in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk province of Korea and were registered with the Korean Society
of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) were interviewed via mail about colonoscopy reporting systems using a standardized
questionnaire. Results: Of 181 endoscopists invited to participate, 125 responded to the questionnaires (response rate,
69%). Most responders were internists (105/125, 84%) and worked in primary clinics (88/125, 70.4%). Seventy-one specialists
(56.8%) held board certifications for endoscopy from the KSGE. A median of 20 colonoscopies (interquartile range, 10–47)
was performed per month. Although 88.8% of responders agreed that a colonoscopy reporting system is necessary, only 18.4%
(23/125) had achieved the optimal reporting system level recommended by the Quality Assurance Task Group of the National
Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. One-third of endoscopists replied that they did not use a reporting document for the main
reasons of “too busy” and “inconvenience.” Non-endoscopy specialists and primary care centers were independent predictive
factors for failure to use a colonoscopy reporting system. Conclusions: The quality of colonoscopy reporting systems varies
widely and is considerably suboptimal in actual clinical practice settings in southeastern Korea, indicating considerable room
for quality improvements in this field.
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
Jung Min Lee et al. (2016). A wide variation of the quality of colonoscopy reporting system in the real clinical practice in southeastern area of Korea. Intestinal Research, 14(4), 351–357. doi: 10.5217/ir.2016.14.4.351
Type
Article
ISSN
1598-9100
DOI
10.5217/ir.2016.14.4.351
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/32427
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