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Acta Médica Costarricense

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RAMIREZ-QUESADA, Wagner et al. Quality indicators in colonoscopy. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2019, vol.61, n.1, pp.37-42. ISSN 0001-6002.

Colonoscopy is considered as the gold standard study for colorectal cancer. The efficacy of colonoscopy depends on multiple factors, including a correct bowel preparation, careful inspection tecnique, close following of the screening guidelines and adecuate training of the colonoscopist.

The initiative of establishing local quality indicatorsarise from the necessity to arise the quality of the colonospy delivered by Costarican endoscopists. On this document, the Costarican Society of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy establishes quality indicators for performing safe and effective colonoscopy.

Keywords : colonoscopy; quality indicators; adenoma; early detection of cancer.

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