Table 1: Time trends of key microbiological performance data in endoscopy in Germany from 2003 to 2008.

200320042005200620072008

Accredited endoscopic units169521762645256725832476
Percentages of conducted surveillance tests: all information used56.0% (13)94.9% (14) 97.4% (17)93.1% (16)97.6% (17)96.4% (16)
Percentages of conducted surveillance tests: only complete information used58.5% (11)94.2% (11)96.8% (11)98.5% (11)96.3% (11)94.8% (11)
Percentages of failed tests: all information used16.6% (12) 9.7% (14)5.1% (16)5.1% (16)3.7% (17)4.2% (16)
Percentages of failed tests: only complete information used16.5% (10)9.9% (10)6.7% (10)5.8% (10)3.4% (10)5.6% (10)
Percentages of repeated failures: all information used0.9% (11)1.4% (14)0.8% (14) 0.2% (16)0.3% (17)0.2% (16)
Percentages of repeated failures: only complete information used0.8% (9)0.9% (9)0.4% (9)0.1% (9)0.1% (9)0.1% (9)
Number of accreditations cancelled due to repeated failure 5317296

Stated are the raw numbers and percentages as indicated. In brackets the numbers of the reporting associations of statutory health insurance physicians are given.