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      Quality Improvement in Gastroenterology Clinical Practice

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      Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
      Elsevier BV

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          <p class="first" id="P1">An emphasis on quality improvement (QI) is vital to the cost-effective provision of evidence-based health care. QI projects in gastroenterology have typically focused on endoscopy to minimize or eliminate procedure-related complications or errors. However, a significant component of gastroenterology care is based on the management of chronic disease. Patients with chronic diseases are seen in many different outpatient practices in the community and academia. In an attempt to ensure that every patient receives high-quality care, major gastrointestinal societies have published guidelines on the management of common gastrointestinal complaints. However, adherence to these guidelines varies. We discuss common outpatient gastrointestinal illnesses with established guidelines for management that could benefit from active QI projects; these would ensure a consistently high standard of care for every patient. </p>

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          Journal
          Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
          Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
          Elsevier BV
          15423565
          December 2012
          December 2012
          : 10
          : 12
          : 1305-1314
          Article
          10.1016/j.cgh.2012.08.004
          5357135
          22902758
          13eb74ce-b2f3-4909-8818-9cd89a7a60fc
          © 2012

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