Evaluation of iron deficiency anaemia in tertiary hospital settings: room for improvement?

@article{Khadem2012EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of iron deficiency anaemia in tertiary hospital settings: room for improvement?},
  author={Ghaeb Khadem and Ian A Scott and Kerenaftali Klein},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={658-64}
}
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a marker of occult blood loss from gastrointestinal (GI) lesions and requires thorough GI evaluation. AIM This study aimed to determine frequency and findings of GI endoscopy in patients with IDA attending a tertiary hospital, and associations of endoscopy with patient and clinician-related factors and results of faecal occult blood tests (FOBT). METHODS Retrospective audit of 621 subjects identified with definite and probable IDA (serum ferritin… CONTINUE READING