Development of expertise in the detection and classification of non-polypoid colorectal neoplasia: Experience-based data at an academic GI unit

S. Sanduleanu, E.J.A. Rondagh, A.A.M. Masclee

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At its core, quality improvement in gastrointestinal (GI) practice relies on continuous training, education, and information among all health care providers, whether gastroenterologists, GI trainees, endoscopy nurses, or GI pathologists. Over the past few years, it became clear that objective criteria are needed to assess the quality of colonoscopy, such as cecum intubation rate, quality of bowel preparation, withdrawal time, and adenoma detection rate. In this context, development of competence among practicing endoscopists to adequately detect and treat non-polypoid colorectal neoplasms (NP-CRNs) deserves special attention. We describe a summary of the path to develop expertise in detection and management of NP-CRNs, based on experience at our academic GI unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-60
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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