Performance of panel-based criteria to evaluate the appropriateness of colonoscopy: a prospective study.

@article{Froehlich1998PerformanceOP,
  title={Performance of panel-based criteria to evaluate the appropriateness of colonoscopy: a prospective study.},
  author={Florian Froehlich and Isabelle Pache and Bernard Burnand and J P Vader and Michael A. H. Fried and Christoph Beglinger and Gr{\'e}goire Stalder and Klaus Gyr and J. -B. Thorens and Constantin Schneider and Jacqueline B Kosecoff and M Kolodny and Robert W. Dubois and J. J. Gonvers and Robert H. Brook},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={128-36}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective data describing the appropriateness of use of colonoscopy based on detailed panel-based clinical criteria are not available. METHODS In a cohort of 553 consecutive patients referred for colonoscopy to two university-based Swiss outpatient clinics, the percentage of patients who underwent colonoscopy for appropriate, equivocal, and inappropriate indications and the relationship between appropriateness of use and the presence of relevant endoscopic lesions was… CONTINUE READING