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Patient satisfaction with family physician colonoscopists.
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PMID:  21209344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
METHODS: modified Group Health Association of America 9 surveys were sent to all 230 patients who received a colonoscopy by family physicians at Madigan Army Medical Center from June to December 2007. Responses were graded on a 5-point Likert scale (LS), with a score of ≥ 3 (good to excellent) defined as a favorable response. Procedure reports and medical records were reviewed for all patients, and selected quality indicators were compared with recommended colonoscopy standards.
RESULTS: sixty-nine percent of patients responded: 85 men (54%; mean age ± SD, 54.9 ± 5.6 years) and 73 women (46%; mean age ± SD, 54.3 ± 4.3 years). The overall rating of the visit received a favorable response rate of 98% (average LS rating, 4.6). Nearly all patients said they would have the procedure repeated by the same physician (98%) and at the same facility (98%). The overall reach-the-cecum rate was 100%. Adenomas were detected in 22% of women and 36% of men. All polyps measuring <2 cm were removed, and 99% of the procedures had scope withdrawal times of at least 6 minutes. Hemostasis techniques were used for 2 patients after polypectomy. There were no perforations.
CONCLUSION: family physicians can perform colonoscopy with a high level of accuracy, safety, and patient satisfaction.
Upneet K Nijjar; John A Edwards; Matthew W Short
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1557-2625     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Board Fam Med     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256526     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA.
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