What are we going to do with you? Gastroenterology service providers' perceptions of "difficult to manage" IBD patients.

@article{Vallis2002WhatAW,
  title={What are we going to do with you? Gastroenterology service providers' perceptions of "difficult to manage" IBD patients.},
  author={T. Michael Vallis and Sonia H Greaven and Des Leddin},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={87-93}
}
BACKGROUND This paper reports the results of a systematic survey of members of a clinical gastroenterology service to determine their perceptions of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who were deemed to function poorly and were difficult to manage clinically. OBJECTIVES To assess objectively the defining characteristics of this perceived subgroup of patients who are encountered in virtually all gastroenterology services. METHODS A sample of gastroenterologists and… CONTINUE READING