Is the diagnostic yield of upper GI endoscopy improved by the use of explicit panel-based appropriateness criteria?

@article{Froehlich2000IsTD,
  title={Is the diagnostic yield of upper GI endoscopy improved by the use of explicit panel-based appropriateness criteria?},
  author={Florian Froehlich and Cendrine Repond and Beat M{\"u}llhaupt and John Paul Vader and Bernard Burnand and Cyril Schneider and Isabelle Pache and Justin Thorens and Jordi Peyri i Rey and V Debosset and Vincent Wietlisbach and Michael A. H. Fried and Robert W. Dubois and Robert Henry Brook and J-J. Gonvers},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          333-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Increasing the appropriateness of use of upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is important to improve quality of care while at the same time containing costs. This study explored whether detailed explicit appropriateness criteria significantly improve the diagnostic yield of upper GI endoscopy. METHODS Consecutive patients referred for upper GI endoscopy at 6 centers (1 university hospital, 2 district hospitals, 3 gastroenterology practices) were prospectively included over a 6… CONTINUE READING
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