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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-21

Re-audit of upper endoscopy in Assiut University Hospital

Department of Tropical Medicine and Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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Nada Abu-AlNaga Mohammed
MSc, Department of Tropical Medicine and Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_15_20

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Background Audit is an attempt to improve the quality of medical care by measuring the performance in relation to desired standards, whereas re-audit demonstrates improvements that have been made. Patients and methods A prospective study was performed through a medical audit of 100 patients at the endoscopy unit of El-Rajhi Hospital University between January and December 2017. Revision of upper endoscopy, including indications, preparations, and complications, was done. Results The mean age was 59 years. The most frequent comorbidities were liver cirrhosis (70%) and diabetes mellitus (25%). All patients were indicated for endoscopy, as the majority (70%) of patients required urgent upper endoscopy secondary to upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in contrast to the previous study as 4% of patients were not indicated. There was an increase in the percentage of complications in our study owing to the increased percentage of postband ulcers (92%) in comparison with the previous study (90%). Conclusion Improvement in our practice was noticed after recommendations of the previous audit regarding preparation and indications. It is important that a re-audit takes place following the implementation of changes.

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