IBS Practice Audit
Irritable Bowel Syndrome- Practice Audit
Gastroenterologists are needed to participate in a novel and innovative project with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The CAG has entered into a partnership with Janssen Inc. to create a co-developed practice audit in the area of IBS and Chronic Constipation.
Participation in this practice audit will allow for the collection of Section 3 credits as this will be a CAG accredited educational program.
The patient to be assessed is one that might have IBS or chronic constipation; adult patients (18 years or over), who complain of abdominal pain or discomfort and/or abnormal bowel habits. Participating physicians are asked to assess a minimum of ten (10) such patients. All data collected in confidential. There are no patient or physician identifiers in this Practice Audit.
Participating physicians will utilize an online tool aimed at facilitating fast, easy access to practice data and provide the opportunity to compare personal practice data with aggregate data from peers.
Practice Audit includes 3 sections:
- One-time entry of nine (9) demographic descriptors
- One- time entry of seven (7) needs assessment questions
- Fourteen (14) brief audit questions for each of the ten (10) selected patients
- No more than 2-3 minutes to complete all of the one-time entries
- Approximately 3-4 minutes per patient audit thereafter