Quality Statements - scope and goal

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard includes nine quality statements describing the care a patient should be offered.

 

Goal of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

The goal of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard is to ensure the safe and appropriate use of colonoscopy, and to maximise patients’ likelihood of benefit from the procedure while reducing their risk of avoidable harm.

Scope of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard relates to the care of adult patients undergoing colonoscopy for screening, diagnosis, surveillance, or treatment. It covers the period from when a patient is referred for consideration of colonoscopy through to discharge including planning for follow-up care. The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard is relevant to the care provided in primary and acute healthcare settings including general practice, and public and private hospitals including day procedure services.

The Quality Statements

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care includes nine quality statements describing the care a patient should be offered. The quality statements are linked to a number of indicators to support monitoring of quality improvement. Follow the links below to read each quality statement in full. 

  1. Initial assessment and referral

  2. Appropriate and timely colonoscopy

  3. Informed decision making and consent

  4. Bowel preparation

  5. Sedation

  6. Clinicians

  7. Procedure

  8. Discharge

  9. Reporting and follow up