Nice pictures, but so what?

January 2006
Gut;Jan2006, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p114
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study related to endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The impact of EUS with or without fine needle aspiration in a group of 330 consecutively referred patients, is examined in this study. The study provides an objective evidence of how an endoscopic procedure impacts on daily practice but perhaps only pro-EUS clinicians referred patients for EUS and were therefore likely to find it useful. No economic data were presented and unfortunately this is the aspect that may influence healthcare providers more than clinically important findings.


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