M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Posts Tagged ‘training’
M. Brian Fennerty • February 26th, 2009
Two provocative articles recently appeared in BMJ (here and here) showing that experienced, well-trained nurses are as clinically effective — but not as cost-effective — as physicians in performing diagnostic upper endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. This randomized trial definitively answers the question of whether nurses can deliver high-quality endoscopy, but the larger question is whether they [...]