Quality Assurance of Colonoscopy
A new study programme will increase the quality of colonoscopies undertaken to screen for bowel cancer. The programme certifies doctors and nurses and ensures that the procedure is safe and undertaken with great care.
Bowel cancer is one of the main forms of cancer found in Denmark, but there are good chances of recovery if the cancer is detected at an early stage. Therefore, all women and men aged 50-75 years have since 2014 been offered a bowel cancer screening. This means that in the years to come a much larger number of Danes will undergo colonoscopy. It is a complicated procedure, and there is a need for talented doctors to perform the procedure safely and carefully.
On that basis, CHI and Olympus A/S are developing a measuring device for evaluating the quality of colonoscopies performed. In addition, a study programme is being created to certify doctors to undertake the procedure.
Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark and external partner Olympus A/S.
Hanne Meier, project consultant
/ +45 35 32 83 66
Funding from the Capital Region of Denmark’s Strategy for Regional Growth and Development (ReVUS).
Cames, Capital Region of Denmark
Ph.d. student, doctor
University of Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark