Published online Oct 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i10.468
Revised: July 10, 2013
Accepted: August 16, 2013
Published online: October 16, 2013
Core tip: With the advent of bowel cancer screening and increasing patient awareness of bowel symptoms, there has been an unprecedented increase in demand for colonoscopy. Delivering a quality colonoscopy service is therefore a healthcare priority. Colonoscopy is a multi-step process and therefore assessment of all aspects of the procedure must be addressed. Quality in colonoscopy refers to a combination of many patient-centered technical and non-technical skills. Identifying specific quality metrics help to define and shape an optimal service.