Practice Audit in Gastroenterology (PAGE)
Key variables recorded include dates of referral, consultation and procedure, timing of scope insertion and withdrawal, extent of exam and quality of the bowel preparation. The website for registered users of the practice audit allows users to compare their individual results to aggregate national results.
PAGE is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section Three) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College and approved by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology for 12 hours of Section Three credits for a total of 36 credits!
As a side project to PAGE, Drs. Catharine Walsh and Samir Grover are carrying out a program evaluation to look at the effectiveness of a short, 10-minute online video that reviews techniques endoscopists can use to modify their colonoscopy performance with the aim of improving their adenoma detection rate. Those willing to take part in this program evaluation will be randomized to either receive or not receive access to the video link. Subsequently Drs. Walsh and Grover will look at aggregated (de-identified) data from PAGE to compare colonoscopy quality metrics between those who did and did not view the video. If you are willing to participate in the program evaluation (randomized to receive link to video or not), please make note in the comments section of the registration form.
Please note that endoscopists not randomized to receive the video link as part of the program evaluation, can still be sent the link to view the video upon completion of the study period.