April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA91
Academic Journal
The article presents an audit of liver biopsy in clinical practices. Liver biopsy has become one of the central investigations for investigation of hepatic disease. In 1991 there was a national audit which demonstrated wide differences in practice. This led to the BSG guidelines being issued in 1999 to standardise practice across Great Britain. The study examined if clinical practice for liver biopsy within North Bristol National Health Service Trust adhered to BSG recommendations. The data collection form was completed retrospectively and not always completed. This may reflect on accuracy of audit.


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