Colonoscopy completion rates: Should less successful endoscopists be removed or retrained?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7477.1287-c (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1287
  1. Christiana Laban, surgical specialist registrar (chrissielaban@yahoo.com),
  2. Akil Elewa, associate specialist in surgery
  1. Poole Hospital NHS Trust, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB

    EDITOR—Ball et al report their low colonoscopy completion rates, performing an audit to identify areas for improvement.1 The use of audit in colonoscopy is invaluable and the points highlighted are undoubtedly relevant to other colonoscopy units.

    The paper notes a considerable interoperator variation in completion rates (34% to 100%). They …

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