European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis: first edition- professional requirements and training

R. J. C. Steele, J.-F. Rey, R. Lambert

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    Abstract

    Multidisciplinary, evidence-based guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis have been developed by experts in a project coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The full guideline document covers the entire process of population-based screening. It consists of 10 chapters and over 250 recommendations, graded according to the strength of the recommendation and the supporting evidence. The 450-page guidelines and the extensive evidence base have been published by the European Commission. The chapter on professional requirements and training includes 23 graded recommendations. The content of the chapter is presented here to promote international discussion and collaboration by making the principles and standards recommended in the new EU Guidelines known to a wider professional and scientific community. Following these recommendations has the potential to enhance the control of colorectal cancer through improvement in the quality and effectiveness of surveillance and other elements in the screening process, including multi-disciplinary diagnosis and management of the disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)SE106-SE115
    Number of pages10
    JournalEndoscopy
    Volume44
    Issue numberS 03
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • Clinical Competence
    • Colorectal Neoplasms
    • Early Detection of Cancer
    • Education, Medical, Continuing
    • Education, Nursing, Continuing
    • European Union
    • Humans
    • Mass Screening
    • Patient Care Team
    • Quality Assurance, Health Care

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