Letters Nurse delivered endoscopy

Study authors respond to editorial

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1082 (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1082
  1. John Williams, professor of health services research1,
  2. Gerry Richardson, senior research fellow2,
  3. Karen Bloor, senior research fellow3
  1. 1Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP
  2. 2Centre for Health Economics and Hull York Medical School (HYMS), University of York, York
  3. 3Department of Health Sciences, University of York
  1. j.g.williams{at}swansea.ac.uk

    We wish to clarify some points raised by Norton and colleagues in their editorial accompanying our papers.1 2 3

    The subtitle, stating that nurse endoscopy “is as clinically effective as that delivered by doctors, but may cost more,” is inaccurate. We found doctors more cost effective because their outcomes were slightly better, …

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