Effectiveness of open-access endoscopy in routine primary-care practice.

@article{Charles2000EffectivenessOO,
  title={Effectiveness of open-access endoscopy in routine primary-care practice.},
  author={Roger Charles and Gregory S Cooper and Richard C. K. Wong and Michael V. Jr. Sivak and Amitabh Chak},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          183-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Direct referral of patients for endoscopic procedures without prior consultation (open-access endoscopy) has become commonplace. However, the effect of open-access endoscopy on the care of patients in routine clinical practice has not been studied. METHODS The impact of open-access endoscopy was examined in 168 consecutive patients referred from 8 primary-care practices to our tertiary hospital-based endoscopy center. The effectiveness of open-access endoscopy was assessed by… CONTINUE READING

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