Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

2015 - 2019

Colonoscopy is a common endoscopic procedure, with more than 3 million examinations performed in the US annually. The efficacy of colonoscopy to prevent colorectal cancer is dependent on the quality of the procedure as well as surveillance of at-risk patients. National benchmarks have been established as minimal targets to meet or exceed in order to maximize the benefit of the colonoscopy. Three important metrics include the percentage of procedures in which the endoscope reaches the cecum (cecal intubation rate), the time spent looking at the colon mucosa on withdrawal of the colonoscope (withdrawal time), and adenoma detection rate.

Colonoscopy Adenoma Detection Rate By Gender

2015 - 2019

Benchmark: Rex DK, Schoenfeld PS, Cohen J, Pike IM, Adler DG, Fennerty MB, Lieb JG 2nd, Park WG, Rizk MK, Sawhney MS, Shaheen NJ, Wani S, Weinberg DS. Quality indicators for colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110:72-90.

Colonoscopy Mean Scope Withdrawal Time Without Maneuvers

2015 - 2019

Benchmark: Rex DK, Schoenfeld PS, Cohen J, Pike IM, Adler DG, Fennerty MB, Lieb JG 2nd, Park WG, Rizk MK, Sawhney MS, Shaheen NJ, Wani S, Weinberg DS. Quality indicators for colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110:72-90.

Colonoscopy Cecal Intubation Rate

2015 - 2019

Benchmark: Rex DK, Schoenfeld PS, Cohen J, Pike IM, Adler DG, Fennerty MB, Lieb JG 2nd, Park WG, Rizk MK, Sawhney MS, Shaheen NJ, Wani S, Weinberg DS. Quality indicators for colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110:72-90.