Quality Indicators for the Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

David A. Leiman*, Afrin N. Kamal, Fouad Otaki, Albert J. Bredenoord, Evan S. Dellon, Gary W. Falk, Nielsen Q. Fernandez-Becker, Nirmala Gonsalves, Ikuo Hirano, David A. Katzka, Kathryn Peterson, Rena Yadlapati, Priya Kathpalia

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:Despite best practice recommendations for managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), variation in care exists.METHODS:We used established methodology for quality indicator development to identify metrics to define quality for the treatment of EoE.RESULTS:Among 29 proposed quality indicator statements, 9 (31%) were adopted as highly valid across all categories. Two (22%) of these statements were identified as having existing or suspected quality gaps.DISCUSSION:We identified highly valid EoE quality indicators for adult gastroenterologists, which can be used for quality improvement with resulting benefits for patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1095
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume118
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2023

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Practice quality
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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