GI Quality Improvement Consortium Adds Upper GI Endoscopy Quality Measures

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, a benchmarking registry sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, has expanded its endoscopic quality registry to also include upper GI endoscopy-related quality measures. Upper GI endoscopy is the second-most common endoscopic procedure in the U.S. It was added due to requests from endoscopists to expand their performance tracking and benchmark quality for patient outcomes.

The registry now includes some of the following:

•    Appropriate specimen acquisition in Barrett's esophagus
•    Appropriate endoscopic therapy for stigmata of peptic ulcer disease bleeding
•    Appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis

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