Death after PEG: results of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death.

BACKGROUND Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an accepted method of placing a feeding tube to enable enteral feeding in patients with swallowing difficulties. However, the factors associated with complications and death after PEG have not been studied in detail. We describe the largest audit of deaths after PEG tube insertion. OBJECTIVE Our… CONTINUE READING