Aims- (1) To establish whether gastroenterologists wish to train in abdominal ultrasound according to the Royal College of Radiologists'document, Guidance for the training in ultrasound of medical non-radiologists. (2) To determine whether the ultrasound workload generated by gastroenterologists differs from that by other clinicians.
Methods-A postal questionnaire was sent to all 278 gastroenterology trainees.
The indications and findings of 100 consecutive gastroenterologist requested scans were compared with 100 scans requested sequentially by other clinicians through a teaching hospital radiology department.
82% of the survey forms were returned. 77% of trainees wished to train in abdominal ultrasound and 68% were prepared to train in the manner outlined in the guideline document.
However, 86% felt that they would ideally prefer not to assess renal or pelvic pathology, restricting to hepatobiliary diagnosis only. 73% of trainees did not anticipate that a further scan by a radiologist would be required.
Comparison of gastroenterology scans with those requested by other clinicians revealed a relative excess of hepatobiliary indications and findings, and a notable paucity of renal and pelvic pathology in gastroenterology practice.
Conclusions-There is general interest in abdominal ultrasound training among gastroenterology trainees and broad acceptance of the guideline document. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Gastroentérologie, Demande information, Complément, Formation professionnelle, Echographie, Abdomen, Enquête opinion, Etude statistique, Homme, Exploration ultrason
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Medical specialty, Gastroenterology, Call for information, Complement, Occupational training, Echography, Abdomen, Opinion inquiry, Statistical study, Human, Sonography
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0095122
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 31/05/1999.