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Publication Name World Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuscript ID 12822
Country/Territory Australia
Received
2014-07-27 16:37
Peer-Review Started
2014-07-27 16:48
To Make the First Decision
2014-09-15 16:19
Return for Revision
2014-09-18 09:57
Revised
Second Decision
2014-12-02 07:36
Accepted by Journal Editor-in-Chief
Accepted by Company Editor-in-Chief
2014-12-22 16:56
Articles in Press
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Edit the Manuscript by Language Editor
Typeset the Manuscript
2015-04-15 20:26
Publish the Manuscript Online
2015-04-27 16:22
ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
Open Access This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
Website http://www.wjgnet.com
Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Systematic Reviews
Article Title Non-physician endoscopists: A systematic review
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Maximilian Stephens, Luke F Hourigan, Mark Appleyard, George Ostapowicz, Mark Schoeman, Paul V Desmond, Jane M Andrews, Michael Bourke, David Hewitt, David A Margolin and Gerald J Holtmann
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Gerald J Holtmann, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia. gerald_holtmann@health.qld.gov.au
Key Words Nurse endoscopist; Cost-benefit; Service model; Patient satisfaction; Outcome parameter
Core Tip A systematic review was performed to examine the available evidence on safety, competency and cost-effectiveness of nursing staff providing gastrointestinal endoscopy services. Most studies conclude that after appropriate training nurse endoscopists safely perform procedures. Contrary to general beliefs, endoscopic services provided by nurse endoscopists are not more cost effective compared to standard service models due largely to the increased need for subsequent endoscopies, specialist follow-up and primary care consultations. The empirical evidence that supports non-physician endoscopists is limited to strictly supervised roles in larger metropolitan settings and mainly flexible sigmoidoscopy and upper endoscopy for asymptomatic or low complexity patients.
Publish Date 2015-04-27 16:22
Citation Stephens M, Hourigan LF, Appleyard M, Ostapowicz G, Schoeman M, Desmond PV, Andrews JM, Bourke M, Hewitt D, Margolin DA, Holtmann GJ. Non-physician endoscopists: A systematic review. World J Gastroenterol 2015; 21(16): 5056-5071
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v21/i16/5056.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v21.i16.5056
Full Article (PDF) WJG-21-5056.pdf
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