December 20, 2019
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GIQuIC registry surpasses 10 million colonoscopies

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The registry for The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, known as GIQuIC, now comprises reported data from more than 10 million colonoscopy procedures, the nonprofit group announced.

Established in 2010 as a partnership between the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, GIQuIC serves as a clinical benchmarking tool that tracks more than a dozen colonoscopy quality measures, like adenoma detection rate, bowel prep assessment and adherence to appropriate screening intervals.

“At 10 million colonoscopies, GIQuIC is a robust source of valid and reliable comparative data for the scientific measurement of the quality of endoscopic procedures.” Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH, FASGE, president of the GIQuIC board of directors, said in a press release. “Our objectives are to continue to advance quality improvement for participating physicians and facilities, serve as a data resource for endoscopic investigators, and meet the needs of registry participants as their practices and payment models evolve.”

The registry surpassed 100,000 colonoscopies in 2012 and 1 million in 2014. The number of colonoscopies in its database has more than doubled since it surpassed 4 million in 2017. Currently, more than 4,800 physicians participate in the registry.