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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 71-78
Original Article

Indicators of Safety Compromise in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Mark R Borgaonkar,1 Lawrence Hookey,2 Roger Hollingworth,3 Ernst J Kuipers,4 Alan Forster,5 David Armstrong,6 Alan Barkun,7 Ronald Bridges,8 Rose Carter,9 Chris de Gara,10 Catherine Dube,8 Robert Enns,11 Donald MacIntosh,12 Sylviane Forget,7 Grigorios Leontiadis,6 Jonathan Meddings,8 Peter Cotton,13 Roland Valori,14 and on behalf of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy Consensus Group

1Department of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
2Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
3Department of Medicine, The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
4Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
6Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
7Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
8Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
9Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
10Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
11Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
12Division of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
13Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
14Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucestershire, UK

Received 2 December 2011; Accepted 5 December 2011

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How to Cite this Article

Mark R Borgaonkar, Lawrence Hookey, Roger Hollingworth, et al., “Indicators of Safety Compromise in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,” Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 71-78, 2012.