Dwarakanath, A. P.; Tanner, A. T.; Hennessey, C.; Tabaqchali, M. A.; Hurst, L.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA34
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study that explores whether the development of a nurse colonoscopy service is worthwhile. The need for high quality examination of the colon is increasing in Great Britain, fuelled by the "2 week rule" for cancer diagnosis, rectal bleeding clinics, and open access colonoscopy service for General Practitioners. The study concludes that nurse colonoscopy is safe, a well trained nurse colonoscopist can achieve caecal intubation rates of 90%, with 40% of procedures showing some abnormality, and the throughput and waiting times for colonoscopy have both improved.


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