Quality & Outcomes

There continues to be a national consensus on the importance of colonoscopy quality measures.

Fall Hill Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center consistently meets the national benchmarks in every measure of colonoscopy quality.

We have been tracking quality measures since we opened in 2009 to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care. FHGEC participates with a national peer based performance initiative, GiQuIc. GiQuIc reports industry wide performance against measureable processes and practices at the national level.

FHGEC participates with the nationwide accreditation association, AAAHC. AAAHC accreditation means that we participate in on-going self evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve our care and services. We commit to a voluntary, peer based, consultative and educational on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves, healthcare professionals, at least every three years.

Measure National Benchmark FHGEC
COLONOSCOPY REACHED THE CECUM
When the doctor sees the cecum, he knows he has seen your entire colon or large intestine.
90% 99%
COLONOSCOPE WITHDRAWAL TIME
Studies have correlated the time it takes to the remove the colonoscope and the doctors ability to find polyps or growths in the colon.
Greater than or equal to 6 minutes 14 minutes
ADENOMA DETECTION RATE (PRECANCEROUS POLYP)
Patients of doctors with a higher rate of ADR have lower rates of colorectal cancer in the years following a colonoscopy
20% 40%
ADVERSE EVENTS AFTER A COLONOSCOPY
Percentage of patients after a colonoscopy who had post-polypectomy bleeding or perforation, etc.
0.001-1% 0.002%
PATIENT SATISFACTION
Percentage of patients who would recommend these doctors
80% 95%
PROCEDURE ON TIME STARTS
Percentage of starting at the scheduled time
NA 43%

FHG Pathology Lab participates with The Joint Commission, which reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.