The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) have a vision to create a thriving community of endoscopy services across Europe, collaborating with each other to provide high quality, safe, accurate, patient-centered and accessible endoscopic care. Whilst the boundaries of what can be achieved by advanced endoscopy are continually expanding, we believe that one of the most fundamental steps to achieving our goal is to raise the quality of everyday endoscopy. The development of robust, consensus- and evidence-based key performance measures is the first step in this vision. ESGE and UEG have identified quality of endoscopy as a major priority. This paper explains the rationale behind the ESGE Quality Improvement Initiative and describes the processes that were followed. We recommend that all units develop mechanisms for audit and feedback of endoscopist and service performance using the ESGE performance measures that will be published in future issues of this journal over the next year. We urge all endoscopists and endoscopy services to prioritize quality and to ensure that these performance measures are implemented and monitored at a local level, so that we can provide the highest possible care for our patients.

Rutter, M. D., Senore, C., Bisschops, R., Domagk, D., Valori, R., Kaminski, M. F., Spada, C., Bretthauer, M., Bennett, C., Bellisario, C., Minozzi, S., Hassan, C., Rees, C., Dinis-Ribeiro, M., Hucl, T., Ponchon, T., Aabakken, L., Fockens, P., The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Quality Improvement Initiative: Developing performance measures, <<ENDOSCOPY>>, 2016; 48 (1): 81-89. [doi:10.1055/s-0035-1569580] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/250795]

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Quality Improvement Initiative: Developing performance measures

Spada, Cristiano;Hassan, Cesare;
2016

Abstract

The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) have a vision to create a thriving community of endoscopy services across Europe, collaborating with each other to provide high quality, safe, accurate, patient-centered and accessible endoscopic care. Whilst the boundaries of what can be achieved by advanced endoscopy are continually expanding, we believe that one of the most fundamental steps to achieving our goal is to raise the quality of everyday endoscopy. The development of robust, consensus- and evidence-based key performance measures is the first step in this vision. ESGE and UEG have identified quality of endoscopy as a major priority. This paper explains the rationale behind the ESGE Quality Improvement Initiative and describes the processes that were followed. We recommend that all units develop mechanisms for audit and feedback of endoscopist and service performance using the ESGE performance measures that will be published in future issues of this journal over the next year. We urge all endoscopists and endoscopy services to prioritize quality and to ensure that these performance measures are implemented and monitored at a local level, so that we can provide the highest possible care for our patients.
2016
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Rutter, M. D., Senore, C., Bisschops, R., Domagk, D., Valori, R., Kaminski, M. F., Spada, C., Bretthauer, M., Bennett, C., Bellisario, C., Minozzi, S., Hassan, C., Rees, C., Dinis-Ribeiro, M., Hucl, T., Ponchon, T., Aabakken, L., Fockens, P., The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Quality Improvement Initiative: Developing performance measures, <<ENDOSCOPY>>, 2016; 48 (1): 81-89. [doi:10.1055/s-0035-1569580] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/250795]
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