In the gastroenterologic field, there has been an increasing need for endoscopy. With future screening programs, the number of endoscopies performed will further increase. In Denmark endoscopies are performed primarily by doctors, but soon the number of endoscopies done will exceed the capacities of the doctors who perform them. International experience with nurse endoscopists has shown good results, with safety, sensitivity and specificity comparable to doctors'. This paper discusses the possibilities for nurses' performing endoscopy.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Changes in personnel performing gastroenterologic tests, with special emphasis on endoscopy|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 26 feb. 2007|