Complication Rates for Colonoscopy
Published data from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/American College of Gastroenterology Taskforce on Quality in Endoscopy (1) show that post-colonoscopy bleeding should fall below 1% and perforation below 0.32% for an overall rate of 1.32%.
Our data for three consecutive years (2009 to 2011) indicate that overall, PAMF fell well below these thresholds at 0.11% to 0.17% (Figure 9).
PERCENT OF COLONOSCOPIES WITH COMPLICATIONS
VS. PUBLISHED DATA (2009-2011)
Compared with the threshold 0.32%, perforations occurred in 0.02% of PAMF patients from 2009 to 2011 (Figure 10).
PERCENT OF COLONOSCOPIES WITH PERFORATION COMPLICATIONS VS. PUBLISHED DATA (2009-2011)
Compared with the threshold 1%, bleeding occurred in 0.09% of PAMF patients from 2009 to 2011 (Figure 11). PAMF patients can be confident that the risks of complications for their GI procedures are low.
PERCENT OF COLONOSCOPIES WITH BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS VS. PUBLISHED DATA (2009-2011)