Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784

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Tariq Mahmood

Tariq Mahmood
Grantham District General Hospital,
United Kingdom

  • Research Article
    A Study of the Compliance with Guidelines on Consent for Endoscopic Procedures: Matters are much more Complex
    Author(s): Tariq MahmoodTariq Mahmood

    Background: Consent is an agreement between the patient and the doctor to undergo a diagnostic test or treatment. Endoscopy is a recognised test for diagnosis and treatment for many diseases of digestive tract. New guidelines have been published by the British Society of Gastroenterology regarding consent in endoscopy. Aims and objectives: This study aims to measure the compliance with guidelines on endoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic test. Methods: All patients who had Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy in two consecutive weeks during March 2016 at a district general hospital in United Kingdom were identified through patient records. Time gap between receiving information and signing the consent for the procedure was determined. Results: Total of 231 cases were stud.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000235

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