TITLE

HAVE BSG GUIDELINES ON POLYP FOLLOW UP REDUCED ENDOSCOPY WORKLOAD? RETRO- AND PROSPECTIVE AUDIT

AUTHOR(S)
Mackenzie, G. D.; Bush, D.; Fairclough, P. D.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on BSG guidelines on polyp follow up reduced endoscopy workload. In the study patients were referred for polyp follow up colonoscopy by a variety a1 clinicians, many of whom are not gastroenterologists. According to guidelines, a large proportion of patients were referred for polyp follow up too early. In the hospital, guidelines have so for made only a modest change among gastroenterologists, and little or no impact among other referring groups, generating a significant excess endoscopy workload.
ACCESSION #
13218945

 

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