Diagnostic yield of open access colonoscopy according to appropriateness

S Morini, Cesare Hassan, G Meucci, A Toldi, A Zullo, G. Minoli

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Abstract

Open-access endoscopy allows physicians to directly schedule endoscopic procedures for their patients without prior consultation. Evaluation of both appropriateness and diagnostic yield of endoscopic procedures is critical when assessing the costs and benefits of endoscopy in an open-access setting. The aim of this study was to assess the appropriate use of colonoscopy in an open-access system and to establish the yield of diagnostic information relevant to patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume54
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colonic Diseases
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prospective Studies

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