Regional Variability of Repeat Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Use in the National Veteran Population

@article{Gawron2017RegionalVO,
  title={Regional Variability of Repeat Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Use in the National Veteran Population},
  author={Andrew Gawron and Garrett G. Cole and Nan Hu and William Keene Thompson and John M. Fang and Matthew H. Samore},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={62},
  pages={2303-2310}
}
BackgroundEsophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures are performed frequently to evaluate gastrointestinal disease and symptoms.AimTo determine regional practice variability of repeat EGDs in a national population.MethodsThe study sample included US Veterans with an outpatient index EGD from 1/1/2008 to 12/2010. We determined risk of repeat endoscopy from 1/2008 to 10/1/2014. A logistic regression model was used to assess the association between the odds of repeated EGD and patient… CONTINUE READING
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