TITLE

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF BSG COLONOSCOPY SURVEILLANCE GUIDELINES ON THE PROVISION OF COLONOSCOPY SERVICE

AUTHOR(S)
Chopra, P.; Kaushik, M.; Swarbrick, E.; Kapadia, S.; Veitch, A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that explores the potential impact of BSG colonoscopy surveillance guidelines on the provision of colonoscopy service. Demand for colonoscopy is increasing and currently exceeds supply. Surveillance for high risk premalignant conditions is recommended to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and is a major indication for colonoscopy. By implementing BSG guidelines to a previously ad hoc system of colonoscopy surveillance, we have reduced the total number of surveillance colonoscopies in the deportment next year by 49%.
ACCESSION #
13218944

 

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