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Multidisciplinary, evidence-based guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis have been developed by experts in a project coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The full guideline document covers the entire process of population-based screening. It consists of 10 chapters and over 250 recommendations, graded according to the strength of the recommendation and the supporting evidence. The 450-page guidelines and the extensive evidence base have been published by the European Commission. The chapter on communication includes 35 graded recommendations. The content of the chapter is presented here to promote international discussion and collaboration by making the principles and standards recommended in the new EU Guidelines known to a wider professional and scientific community. Following these recommendations has the potential to enhance the control of colorectal cancer through improvement in the quality and effectiveness of screening programmes and services.

Original publication

DOI

10.1055/s-0032-1309809

Type

Journal article

Journal

Endoscopy

Publication Date

09/2012

Volume

44 Suppl 3

Pages

SE164 - SE185

Keywords

Colonoscopy, Colorectal Neoplasms, Communication, Communication Barriers, Consumer Health Information, Early Detection of Cancer, European Union, Health Promotion, Humans, Information Dissemination, Informed Consent, Mass Screening, Occult Blood, Patient Compliance, Patient Education as Topic, Professional-Patient Relations, Quality Assurance, Health Care, Reminder Systems