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Queasy Feeling - April 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 7 A t our GI center, we're big fans of peer feedback. That's why we monitor and compare our docs' adenoma detection rates and withdrawal times, ranked from first to last, for our physi- cians to see. As you can see in the table, we've removed the names of the 21 doc- tors in our group and instead assigned each one a number and ranked them according to their ADR performance from the preceding year — MD1, MD2, MD3 and so on down the line. We're all at least a little competitive, so no one wants to be closer to the bottom than the top, and no one wants to be last on the list. This kind of peer pressure motivates. It reminds us to take our time, and it raises the level of the team as a whole. We've been measuring our ADR — along with other colonoscopy metrics, like perforation rates and cecal intubation rates — for almost a decade. Our collective ADR for 2009 was 36.6% in males and Keep Score to Raise GI Docs' Performance • PEER PRESSURE Just like the rest of us, gastroenterologists are competitive. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Ideas Work That

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