Short refreshers boost detection of serrated polyps

Just 1.5 hours of education can increase the detection rate by 35%, shows study

Two extra training sessions dedicated to serrated polyps can boost detection by more than one-third over four years in a population screening setting, Dutch researchers have found.

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In a prospective trial, which was not randomised, 17 endoscopists from nine centres involved in the Netherlands' national faecal immunochemical test (FIT)-based screening program underwent a 45-minute training session and repeated it three years later.

The intervention was an oral presentation, emphasising the importance of