Clin Endosc.  2019 Sep;52(5):431-442. 10.5946/ce.2019.164.

Updates on the Facilities, Procedures, and Performance of the Accredited Endoscopy Unit

  • 1Institute for Digestive Research, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, St. Vincent's Hospital, Suwon, Korea.
  • 4Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Endoscopic quality indicators can be classified into three categories, namely facilities and equipment, endoscopic procedures, and outcome measures. In 2019, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy updated the accreditation of qualified endoscopy unit assessment items for these quality indicators to establish competence and define areas of continuous quality improvement. Here, we presented the updated program guidelines on the facilities, procedures, and performance of the accredited endoscopy unit. Many of these items have not yet been validated. However, the updated program will help in establishing competence and defining areas of continuous quality improvement in Korean endoscopic practice.


Facility; Equipment; Process; Performance indicator

MeSH Terms

Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Mental Competency
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Quality Improvement

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