Indicators for the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard
The Commission has identified a set of indicators for the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard. Clinicians and health service organisations can use the indicators to support quality improvement.
Indicators for local monitoring
These indicators align with quality statements 4 and 7 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard and with the performance indicators for certification and recertification developed by the CCRTGE and GESA.
Indicator for Quality Statement 4 – Bowel Preparation
Indicators for Quality Statement 7 – Procedure
- 2-Proportion of patients undergoing a colonoscopy who have their entire colon examined
- 3-Proportion of patients who had a colonoscopy that detected one or more adenoma(s)
- 4-Proportion of patients who had a colonoscopy that detected one or more sessile serrated adenoma(s) or sessile serrated polyp(s)
Full specifications of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard indicators can be found in the Metadata Online Registry (METeOR) at https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/721274.
Any updates to the indicators will be made on METeOR. METeOR is an Australian web-based repository of nationally endorsed data and indicator definitions, hosted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Measuring and monitoring patient experience
Systematic routine monitoring of patients’ experiences of healthcare is an important way to ensure that service improvements and patient-centredness are driven by the patients’ perspective. This is the case in all health service organisations, including those performing colonoscopy.
While there are no indicators in this standard specific to patient experience measurement, the Commission strongly encourages health service organisations to adopt the Australian Hospital Patient Experience Question Set (AHPEQS). The AHPEQS is a short 12 question generic patient experience survey which has been tested and found reliable and valid for both day-only and admitted hospital patients across a wide variety of clinical settings.
The AHPEQS question set is available for both private and public sector health services, and has been translated into 20 languages.