Reddy, A.; Oppong, K.; Thompson, N. P.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA43
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study related to an audit of in-hospital endoscopic workload in two British teaching hospitals. All endoscopic units are under increasing workload pressures. Part of this demand is for inpatient referrals. Delays in meeting this demand would not only result in delays in diagnosis and treatment, it is likely to cause delay in discharges. Inpatient endoscopic requests represent a significant workload and not rapidly meeting this results in significant increase in bed days. Endoscopy units should be organized to meet this demand.


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