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National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program Remains Suboptimal in Korea

Title
National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program Remains Suboptimal in Korea
Authors
Cha, Jae MyungMoon, Jeong SeopChung, Ii-KwunKim, Jin-OhIm, Jong PilCho, Yu KyungKim, Hyun GunLee, Sang KilLee, Hang LakJang, Jae YoungKim, Eun SunJung, YunhoMoon, Chang MoKim, YeolPark, Bo Young
Ewha Authors
문창모
SCOPUS Author ID
문창모scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
GUT AND LIVER
ISSN
1976-2283JCR Link2005-1212JCR Link
Citation
vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 699 - 705
Keywords
EndoscopygastrointestinalQualityStomach neoplasmsColorectal neoplasmsMass screening
Publisher
EDITORIAL OFFICE GUT & LIVER
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Background/Aims: We evaluated the characteristics of the National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) and opinions regarding the National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Program (NEQIP). Methods: We surveyed physicians performing esophagogastroduodenoscopy and/or colonoscopy screenings as part of the NCSP via e-mail between July and August in, 2015. The 32-item survey instrument included endoscopic capacity, sedation, and reprocessing of endoscopes as well as opinions regarding the NEQIP. Results: A total of 507 respondents were analyzed after the exclusion of 40 incomplete answers. Under the current capacity of the NCSP, the typical waiting time for screening endoscopy was less than 4 weeks in more than 90% of endoscopy units. Performance of endoscopy reprocessing was suboptimal, with 28% of respondents using unapproved disinfectants or not knowing the main ingredient of their disinfectants and 15% to 17% of respondents not following reprocessing protocols. Agreement with the NEQIP was optimal, because only 5.7% of respondents did not agree with NEQIP; however, familiarity with the NEQIP was suboptimal, because only 37.3% of respondents were familiar with the NEQIP criteria. Conclusions: The NEQIP remains suboptimal in Korea. Given the suboptimal performance of endoscopy reprocessing and low familiarity with the NEQIP, improved quality in endoscopy reprocessing and better understanding of the NEQIP should be emphasized in Korea.
DOI
10.5009/gnl15623
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