Colonoscopy safe in doctor's office

Colonoscopy safe in doctor's office

There are 2 comments on the Democrat & Chronicle story from Jul 7, 2006, titled Colonoscopy safe in doctor's office. In it, Democrat & Chronicle reports that:

Colonoscopy, the test to prevent colon cancer, is safely performed in non-hospital settings tens of thousands time daily.

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Wayne Andrew North

Burlington, Canada

#1 Jul 11, 2006
It makes considerable sense to me! A colonoscopoy although not without risk, would be well suited outside hospital setting.
Physicians performing this procedure are well qualified and the colonoscopy itself carries little risk.
Aword of caution though. The office should be equipped to handle all matters related to the procedure in terms of set-up instrumentation etc. Further, prior to a routine booking the assessment of the patient is paramount. premorbid factors increasing individual risk would require exclusion.
However, cosiderable cost savings to the system can be realized and a spin off benefit woould likely result in improved patient care and comfort.
boooooom

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Feb 1, 2012
s overloaded with drugs and underloaded with wisdom and expertise for using them.

We are getting an expanding list of treatments which are partially effective in a minority of patients, ineffective in a majority, remarkably effective in a few, while being enormously expensive. The fastest way to improve things is to match treatment to the patient.

One of the main problems in providing effective chemotherapy is the situation that every patient is unique. Tumors grow and spread in different ways and their response to treatment depends on these characteristics. The amount of chemotherapy that each patient can tolerate variess overloaded with drugs and underloaded with wisdom and expertise for using them.

We are getting an expanding list of treatments which are partially effective in a minority of patients, ineffective in a majority, remarkably effective in a few, while being enormously expensive. The fastest way to improve things is to match treatment to the patient.

One of the main problems in providing effective chemotherapy is the situation that every patient is unique. Tumors grow and spread in different ways and their response to treatment depends on these characteristics. The amount of chemot hhhhhherapy that each patient can tolerate varies

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