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Surgical OGD--a dying art?

Bell, R E, Griffiths, N J, Bates, Tom (2003) Surgical OGD--a dying art? Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 85 (1). pp. 14-7. ISSN 0035-8843. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Reductions in surgical training and the increases in medical gastroenterology have raised concerns that surgeons may not be adequately trained in upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. METHOD To evaluate this problem, a questionnaire was sent to all current surgical specialist registrars (SpRs) in the South Thames East Region. RESULTS There was an 82% (52/63) response rate. Only 50% (26/52) of trainees had received more than 6 months' training in upper GI endoscopy. 83% (43/52) were in posts which did not provide adequate elective exposure for training. 50% (26/52) were required to provide an emergency service, despite a paucity of experience and less than 50% were able to perform therapeutic injection. In the main, emergency endoscopy is performed with substandard equipment, poor facilities, and untrained staff. CONCLUSIONS Surgical trainees are poorly trained and do not have the necessary skills to provide an emergency service for upper GI haemorrhage. Emergency endoscopy facilities are severely under resourced.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tom Bates
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66249 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bates, Tom: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5554-1945
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