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Patient—colonoscope withdrawal time

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term530140
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe time taken to withdraw the colonoscope from the patient during a medical test or evaluation.

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Object class:Patient
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A person for whom a health service accepts responsibility for treatment and or care.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Property:Colonoscope withdrawal time
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The time taken to withdraw the colonoscope during a medical test or evaluation. This is the duration it takes to remove the colonoscope from the caecum (considered to be the start of the colon) to the rectum.

Longer colonoscopy withdrawal times have been demonstrated to improve polyp detection rates, and, conversely, rapid withdrawal of the colonoscope may miss lesions and reduce the effectiveness of colon cancer prevention.
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ASGE & ACG (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & American College of Gastroenterology) 2006. Taskforce on Quality in Endoscopy quality indicators for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures: an introduction, ASGE/ACG Taskforce on Quality in Endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 63(4).

NBCSP-QWG (National Bowel Cancer Screening Program—Quality Working Group) 2009. Improving Colonoscopy Services in Australia. Canberra: DoHA. Viewed 23 October 2013, www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/
Content/nbcs-imp-col-ser-0709-cnt

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Patient—colonoscope withdrawal time, total minutes NNN Health, Standard 29/08/2014

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