Predictors of serious complications associated with lower gastrointestinal endoscopy in a major city-wide health region.

@article{Singh2010PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of serious complications associated with lower gastrointestinal endoscopy in a major city-wide health region.},
  author={Harminder Singh and Robert B. Penfold and Carolyn De Coster and Wendy Au and Charles N Bernstein and Michael Moffatt},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={
          425-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are limited data regarding complications associated with colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy in usual clinical practice in Canada. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors for lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy-associated complications in usual clinical practice. METHODS All outpatient lower GI endoscopies performed in Winnipeg (Manitoba) between April 1, 2004 and March 31, 2006, were identified from the provincial physicians' claims database. All subsequent hospital… CONTINUE READING

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