Increasing demand for upper gasaointestinal endoscopy has forced many clinicians to reconsider the policy of seeing all patients in a specialist clinic before gastroscopy.
The following are considered essential in setting up an open access gastroscopy service. (1) Assessment of the need by examination of waiting times for the outpatient clinic and the proportion of patients requiring upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, and consultation with colleagues in general practice.
During the first 2 years of the service the average waiting time for a medical gasaointestinal outpatient appointment has fallen from over 120 days to 37 days in this area. (2) An adequately staffed and equipped gastrointestinal unit with well motivated nurses (the workload will increase) and sufficient clinical support to allocate patients to the next available gastroscopy list is vital.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Oesophage pathologie, Organisation hospitalière, Organisation santé, Estomac pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Endoscopie, Gastroscopie, Exploration, Temps attente, Ambulatoire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Esophageal disease, Hospital organization, Public health organization, Gastric disease, United States, North America, America, Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Exploration, Waiting time, Ambulatory, Human
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Cote : 93-0304988
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.