High Quality Colonoscopy

High Quality Colonoscopy2018-03-20T18:14:25+00:00

Providing the highest standard possible for our patients is imperative at our practice.

Criteria Quality Benchmark Standards Virginia Gastro Standard
Appropriate reason for colonoscopy > 80% 100%
Good quality prep > 85% > 95%
Examining the entire colon > 95% 99.8%
Average colon inspection time (Withdrawal time) > 6 minutes 11 minutes
Adenoma Detection rate (ADR = pre-cancerous polyps in % of screening patients)
For every 1% increase in ADR, missed colon cancer risk is reduced by 3%
25% 50-65%
Perforation rate < 1% < 1 in 5000
Bleeding after polyp removal < 1% < 1%
Attempt to find previous colonoscopy report No benchmark 100%
Appropriate recommendation for recall No benchmark 100%
Split dose prep or dose within 5 hr of colonoscopy No benchmark 100%