Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6996.57c (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:57
  1. T Walley
  1. Professor of clinical pharmacology Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX

    EDITOR,--The editorial by Roger Jones1 and the guidelines for referral for endoscopy2 both suggest that endoscopy early in the management of dyspepsia is more cost effective than empirical treatment, and an article by Bytzer et al is quoted in support of this.3 As pointed out in the guidelines, Bytzer's article disagreed with an Australian study which showed …

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