TITLE

APPROPRIATENESS OF COLONOSCOPY AND BARIUM ENEMA IN THE INVESTIGATION OF COLORECTAL DISEASES

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Gailani, M.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to appropriateness of colonoscopy and barium enema in the investigation of colorectal diseases. Appropriateness of barium enema and colonoscopy in the diagnosis of colorectal disease is essential for the rational utilization of available resources in NHS. In TGH 26% of colonoscopies were inappropriate. The study concludes that colonoscopy completion rates are to be improved by paying attention to adequacy of bowel preparation and better training for colonoscopist.
ACCESSION #
13218973

 

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