Title

Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Improvement Network Quality Standards and Indicators for Pediatric Endoscopy Facilities: A Joint NASPGHAN/ESPGHAN Guideline

Authors

Jenifer R. Lightdale, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States.
Catharine M. Walsh, Department of Paediatrics and the Wilson Centre, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Research and Learning Institutes, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Priya Narula, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Elizabeth C. Utterson, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, United States.
Marta Tavares, Pediatric Gastroenterology Department, Division of Pediatrics, Centro Materno Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, ICBAS - Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal.
Joel R. Rosh, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Goryeb Children's Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Morristown, NJ, United States.
Matthew R. Riley, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Providence St. Vincent's Medical Center, Portland, OR, United States.
Salvatore Oliva, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Maternal and Child Health Department, Umberto I - University Hospital, Sapienza - University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
Petar Mamula, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
David R. Mack, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Quin Y. Liu, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medicine and Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
Diana G. Lerner, Division of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
Ian H. Leibowitz, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.
Kevan Jacobson, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, British Columbia's Children's Hospital and British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Hien Q. Huynh, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Matjaž Homan, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University Children's Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Iva Hojsak, Referral Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Zagreb, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, University J.J. Strossmayer Medical School, Osijek, Croatia.
Peter M. Gillett, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Raoul I. Furlano, Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Douglas S. Fishman, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States.
Nicholas M. Croft, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom.
Herbert Brill, Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University, Department of Paediatrics, William Osler Health System, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Patrick Bontems, Division of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital, ICBAS - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Jorge Amil-Dias, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar Universitário S. João, Porto, Portugal.
Robert E. Kramer, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, United States.
Lusine Ambartsumyan, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States.
Anthony R. Otley, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Graham A. McCreath, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Veronik Connan, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mike A. Thomson, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2022

Journal

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition

Volume

74

Issue

S1 Suppl 1

DOI

10.1097/MPG.0000000000003263

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There is increasing international recognition of the impact of variability in endoscopy facilities on procedural quality and outcomes. There is also growing precedent for assessing the quality of endoscopy facilities at regional and national levels by using standardized rating scales to identify opportunities for improvement. METHODS: With support from the North American and European Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN and ESPGHAN), an international working group of the Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Improvement Network (PEnQuIN) used the methodological strategy of the Appraisal of Guidelines for REsearch and Evaluation (AGREE) II instrument to develop standards and indicators relevant for assessing the quality of facilities where endoscopic care is provided to children. Consensus was reached via an iterative online Delphi process and subsequent in-person meeting. The quality of evidence and strength of recommendations were rated according to the GRADE (Grading of Recommendation Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach. RESULTS: The PEnQuIN working group achieved consensus on 27 standards for facilities supporting pediatric endoscopy, as well 10 indicators that can be used to identify high-quality endoscopic care in children. These standards were subcategorized into three subdomains: Quality of Clinical Operations (15 standards, 5 indicators); Patient and Caregiver Experience (9 standards, 5 indicators); and Workforce (3 standards). DISCUSSION: The rigorous PEnQuIN process successfully yielded standards and indicators that can be used to universally guide and measure high-quality facilities for procedures around the world where endoscopy is performed in children. It also underscores the current paucity of evidence for pediatric endoscopic care processes, and the need for research into this clinical area.

Department

Pediatrics

Share

COinS