Research Article

Patient-orientated gastroenterology.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 19 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:130
  1. R H Salter,
  2. T P Cole,
  3. W G Scott-Harden,
  4. T G Girdwood,
  5. M A Reid


    Analysis of the first year's working of a combined gastroenterology clinic in a district hospital has shown that the major benefit was improved patient management. Hospital attendances were reduced, the diagnostic process accelerated, and unnecessary radiological investigations and surgical operations avoided. There were no obvious major disadvantages.