Diagnostic work-up for faecal incontinence in daily clinical practice in the Netherlands.

@article{Dobben2005DiagnosticWF,
  title={Diagnostic work-up for faecal incontinence in daily clinical practice in the Netherlands.},
  author={Annette C. Dobben and Maaike P. Terra and Marije Deutekom and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Richelle J. F. Felt-Bersma and Jaap Stoker},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={265-9}
}
BACKGROUND To study variation in Dutch hospitals in applying diagnostic and treatment options for faecal incontinence. METHODS Surgeons, gastroenterologists, internists and gynaecologists were contacted by phone or mail and requested to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire asked for general information about patients with faecal incontinence, the use and availability of diagnostic techniques, the use of incontinence scores and therapeutic options. RESULTS In total 306 specialists… CONTINUE READING