10 Clinical & Operational Statistics on Colonoscopies in Ambulatory Facilities
Here are 10 clinical and operational statistics on colonoscopy in surgery centers, according to a 2011 clinical study of the procedure including results from 88 organizations that performed a combined total of more than 282,000 procedures annually.
Number of colonoscopies performed in ambulatory settings: 3.7 million
Median pre-procedure time: 60 minutes (range: 14 to 130)
Processes that shortened pre-procedure times: Preparing paperwork prior to patient arrival, PRN staffing and schedule efficiencies
Median procedure time: 18 minutes (range: 7 to 42)
Median discharge time: 39 minutes (range: 10 to 71)
96 percent of patients were able to schedule their procedures as soon as they wanted.
74 percent reported little or no discomfort during pre-procedure bowel preparation.
96 percent reported little or no discomfort during the procedure.
99 percent said they received written discharge instructions.
99 percent said they would recommend the procedure to a friend.
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