Correlation between adenoma detection rate and novel quality indicators for screening colonoscopy. A proposal for quality measures tool kit

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  • © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background and aims: Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the most validated quality indicator for colonoscopy. Calculating ADR may not yield information in regards to advanced adenoma detection rate (advanced ADR). In addition, calculating ADR for individual endoscopists cannot distinguish between those who find only one versus more than one adenoma per colonoscopy. Several novel quality indictors were recently proposed to ensure adequate assessment of quality during colonoscopy. Our study aims to determine the correlation between ADR and novel quality indicators. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing screening colonoscopy in a university hospital setting. Patient characteristics and colonoscopy findings were combined and analyzed to calculate the correlation of ADR with novel quality indicators using Spearman’s rank-order correlation were used. Results: A total of 1433 patients out of 2116 patients met the inclusion criteria. There was a significant positive correlation between ADR correlated with [advanced-ADR-2, nonadvanced-ADR, adenoma per colonoscopy, Multiplicity detection rate and ADR-Plus] r = (0.82, 0.99, 0.99, 0.07 and 0.85), respectively. However, ADR did not correlate with advanced-ADR and adenomas per positive participant. Conclusion: Adding advanced-ADR and adenomas per positive participant to ADR may create a more comprehensive quality indicators tool kit, which is sensitive and difficult to game. Future studies are needed to investigate the impact of the tool kit on the interval cancers and adenoma missing rate.
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  • Abdelfatah MM; Elhanafi S; Zuckerman MJ; Othman MO
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  • 1148
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  • 1157
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  • 52
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  • 10