Impact of bowel preparation on efficiency and cost of colonoscopy

@article{Rex2002ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of bowel preparation on efficiency and cost of colonoscopy},
  author={Douglas K. Rex and Thomas F. Imperiale and Danielle R Latinovich and Lora L Bratcher},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={97},
  pages={1696-1700}
}
OBJECTIVES:The impact of bowel preparation on the cost and efficiency of colonoscopy is uncertain. The aim of this study was to measure the impact of bowel preparation on total direct cost as well as procedure time and volume.METHODS:For 200 consecutive outpatient colonoscopies in persons with intact colons both at a private university hospital and at a public university hospital, we recorded the time spent suctioning fluid and feces from the colon and the time spent washing the colon to clean… CONTINUE READING
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