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Patient—colonoscope withdrawal time, total minutes NNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termColonoscope withdrawal time
Synonymous names:Help on this termColonoscopy duration; Colonoscopy withdrawal time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term530145
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, expressed in total minutes.
Data Element Concept:Patient—colonoscope withdrawal time

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The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology Taskforce on Quality in Endoscopy (2006) stated that 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.

In Australia, the standard withdrawal time should be at least six to eight minutes. This will ensure that sufficient care has been taken to thoroughly inspect the bowel for abnormalities.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termASGE & 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).

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