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Table 1 Summary of survey responses from endoscopy centers at California public hospitals

From: Diversity of endoscopy center operations and practice variation across California’s safety-net hospital system: a statewide survey

General characteristics
Mean wait time for an endoscopic procedure (days) (N = 8) 42.4 ± 37.7
No show/cancellation rate for endoscopic procedure (%) (N = 7) 14.5 ± 8.0
Pre-procedure
Patient referral (N = 8)
 Open access endoscopy 2 (25.0)
 Closed access endoscopy 6 (75.0)
Procedure
Providers performing endoscopy (N = 8)a
 Physician assistant 0
 Nurse practitioner 2 (25.0)
 Family practice/Medicine/Surgery resident 3 (37.5)
 Surgeon 4 (50.0)
 Gastroenterology fellow 6 (75.0)
Administration of sedation (N = 8)
 Nurse anesthetist 0
 Anesthesiologist 1 (12.5)
 Nurse 2 (25.0)
 Gastroenterologist 5 (62.5)
Post-endoscopy
Delivering pathology results (N = 8)a
 Letter 1 (12.5)
 Telephone call 2 (25.0)
 Follow-up with referring physician 4 (50.0)
 Return appointment to GI clinic 6 (75.0)
Quality measurements (N = 6) a
 Adenoma detection 0
 Withdrawal time 1 (16.7)
 Quality of bowel preparation 2 (33.3)
 Cecal intubation 3 (50.0)
 Adverse events 6 (100.0)
Performance measurements (N = 7) a
 % of start-on time procedures 1 (14.3)
 Room turnover time 1 (14.3)
 Procedure duration 2 (28.6)
 Wait time for endoscopic procedure 2 (28.6)
 No show/cancellation 4 (57.1)
 Procedure volume 7 (100.0)
  1. a More than one method/measurement could have been selected.
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