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BACKGROUND Open access gastroscopy allows general practitioners to request a gastroscopy without prior referral to a specialist. The effect of open access gastroscopy upon patient management is poorly explored. Most studies have been hospital based and have focused on diagnostic yields and on means of tightening requests to reduce inefficient use. A user(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To explore the reasons why patients with gastric cancer continue to present with advanced disease despite open access gastroscopy. PATIENTS All patients diagnosed with gastric cancer between 1 August 1989 and 31 July 1994. METHODS A retrospective study of the presentation of gastric cancer in South Tees; patients were diagnosed at open(More)
This study aims to determine whether priority should be given to patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin when selecting which dyspeptic patients to refer for open access gastroscopy. A total of 8156 patients underwent gastroscopy, all of whom had upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Patients taking NSAIDs or aspirin showed no(More)
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