TITLE

AUDIT OF EMERGENCY ENDOSCOPY AT A DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL HOSPITAL

AUTHOR(S)
O'Brien, A. J.; Barton, S. G. R. G.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding can be effectively treated with endoscopic therapy that requires experienced personnel. At Kent and Canterbury hospital, a DGH serving 200 000 people, there are 2 consultant gastroenterologists providing this service on an ad hoc basis, with no specialist endoscopy staff cover. Authors analysed the number of gastroscopies performed out of hours for gastrointestinal bleeding over 7 month period and compared those requiring intervention within working hours. The out of hours selection by the consultants on-call was good with all requiring intervention or surgery. These patients were significantly younger. The overall mortality was lower than expected.
ACCESSION #
13219023

 

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