Quality Care Initiatives

At University Gastroenterology, we have a commitment to provide the highest quality medical and endoscopic care to our patients.  Since 2010, we have used continuous quality improvement practices to study and advance our delivery of care, patient outcomes and clinical experiences.  Throughout this time we have demonstrated ongoing improvements in our outcomes.  On this website, we will share some of this data.   Additionally, in this age of controlling health care costs, we strive to ensure the highest value and efficiency both for the individual patient as well as the populations we treat.

Disease Specific Quality Monitoring Programs

  • Colon cancer prevention program
  • GERD management program
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease program
  • Cirrhosis management program
  • Hepatitis C management program 

Satisfaction Survey Results

  • Patient Satisfaction Survey Results 
  • Physician Satisfaction Survey Results

 

Measured Actions University GI Average 2014 Goal What does this mean?
Procedure adequate to visualize all of the colon 97% >95% The percentage of colonoscopies with a clear bowel preparation and complete visualization of the whole colon, thereby minimizing the possiblity of missing precancerous polyps.
Appropriate Surveillance interval recommended 82% >80% The percentage of recommended time to repeat colonoscopy that matches current national guidelines. This value doesn't take in account specific situations which may need a colonoscopy sooner (high risk patient, poor preparation).
Adenoma detection rate 44% >35% The percentage of procedures where pre-cancerous polyps were discovered and removed.