Journal article

Non-physician endoscopists: A systematic review

Maximilian Stephens, Luke F Hourigan, Mark Appleyard, George Ostapowicz, Mark Schoeman, Paul V Desmond, Jane M Andrews, Michael Bourke, David Hewitt, David A Margolin, Gerald J Holtmann

World Journal of Gastroenterology | BAISHIDENG PUBLISHING GROUP INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: To examine the available evidence on safety, competency and cost-effectiveness of nursing staff providing gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy services. METHODS: The literature was searched for publications reporting nurse endoscopy using several databases and specific search terms. Studies were screened against eligibility criteria and for relevance. Initial searches yielded 74 eligible and relevant articles; 26 of these studies were primary research articles using original datasets relating to the ability of non-physician endoscopists. These publications included a total of 28883 procedures performed by non-physician endoscopists. RESULTS: The number of publications in the field of non-spe..

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