Clinicians' adherence to international guidelines in the clinical care of adults with inflammatory bowel disease
Belinda D Jackson, Danny Con, Danny Liew, Peter De Cruz
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Although evidence-based guidelines have been developed for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the extent to which they are followed is unclear. The objective of this study was to review clinicians' adherence to international IBD guidelines. METHODS: Retrospective data collection of patients attending a tertiary Australian hospital IBD clinic over a 12-month period. Management practices were audited and compared to ECCO (European Crohn's and Colitis Organization) guidelines. RESULTS: Data from 288 patients were collected: 47% (136/288) male; mean age 43; 140/288 (49%) patients had ulcerative colitis (UC); 145/288 (50%) patients had Crohn's disease (CD); 3/288 (1%) patients had IBD-..View full abstract
The Gutsy Group provided research support. Ferring has provided an unrestricted educational grant. AbbVie has provided research support. PDC is supported by a David Bickart Clinician Research award from the University of Melbourne and Bushell Postdoctoral award from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). BDJ is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship and AVANT Doctor in Training (DiT) scholarship.