Patients' understanding of colnoscopy risk is suboptimal

Makins, R. J.; Rampton, D. S.; Ballinger, A. B.
June 2004
Gut;Jun2004, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p915
Academic Journal
In this article, authors study the British Society of Gastroenterology lead audit into colonoscopy practice within Great Britain. In common with many endoscopy units, authors send out an information leaflet with the patient's appointment details. This explains the preparation required, what to expect on the day, and any potential complications, with advice as to what to do, should these complications arise. Authors' study demonstrates that patients fail to fully appreciate the risks of colonoscopy despite the distribution of detailed written information prior to the procedure.


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