Open-access upper GI endoscopy in the 21st century.

@article{Numans2007OpenaccessUG,
  title={Open-access upper GI endoscopy in the 21st century.},
  author={Mattijs E. Numans},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={225-6}
}
inspired GPs in the Netherlands and other countries to establish open access to especially upper GI endoscopy without referring patients to secondary care. Our Dutch experience with open-access endoscopy in the 1980s showed that the increase in endoscopies is a more or less autonomous process, taking place in primary as well as in secondary care. Although… CONTINUE READING