Bowel preparation is the key to an effective colonoscopy.

Bowel preparation affects other quality measures in colonoscopy. The table below shows how bowel preparation affects other quality measures in colonoscopy.

 

Quality Measures in ColonoscopyEffect of Inadequate Bowel Preparation
Adenoma Detection Rate ↓ — Reduced
Cecal Intubation Rate ↓ — Reduced
Withdrawal Time↑ — Increased
Incidence of Perforation↑ — Increased
Appropriate Follow-Up Interval ↓ — Reduced