CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Endosc Int Open 2021; 09(08): E1196-E1197
DOI: 10.1055/a-1495-5077

Proportionate patient safety incident reviews: making them less complicated

Manmeet Matharoo
1  Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St. Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, United Kingdom
Matt D. Rutter
2  Gastroenterology, University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
3  Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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Globally, the provision of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is grounded in quality assurance processes to safeguard patient safety. In the UK, the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG) oversees this function and its Global Rating Scale is a robust model for high-level quality assurance [1]. In addition, UK endoscopy benefits from comprehensive national datasets from its Bowel Cancer Screening Programme [2] and the National Endoscopy Database [3], enabling close scrutiny of key performance indicators.

Publication History

Publication Date:
16 July 2021 (online)

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