TITLE

OUTPATIENT ENDOSCOPY -- A FIVE YEAR EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, L. A.; Tsai, H. H.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to outpatient endoscopy. Castle Hill Hospital (CHH) endoscopy unit sees approximately 8,500 patients per year for all endoscopy. There is no accident and emergency department within CHH and this reflects the absence of an acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (GIH) service at CHH. There has been increasing interest in the satisfying outpatient endoscopy for upper GIH. This study was to assess CHH experience. Outpatient endoscopy with strict patient selection is a safe alternative to admission for non-voriceal upper GIH.
ACCESSION #
13218988

 

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