Use of open access in GI endoscopy at an academic medical center.

@article{Charles1999UseOO,
  title={Use of open access in GI endoscopy at an academic medical center.},
  author={Roger J Charles and Amitabh Chak and Gregory S. Cooper and Richard C. Wong and Michael V. Sivak},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={480-5}
}
BACKGROUND Open access endoscopy systems (those in which endoscopy is performed without prior gastroenterology consultation) are becoming more common in the current cost-conscious environment. The aim of this study was to compare appropriateness and yield of endoscopy for patients referred for open access endoscopy with those for patients who had prior contact with a gastroenterologist. We also evaluated patients' preference for undergoing open access endoscopy as opposed to having prior… CONTINUE READING
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