Videotaped colonoscopies may result in better physician performance and more accurate outcomes for patients, according to CureToday.com. A study lead by Dr. Douglas Rex with Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis found that videotaping such procedures resulted in a change in physician behavior. “Basically the doctors went slower and looked more carefully” when videotaped, Dr. Rex says. The findings were presented this week at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. The study involved videotaping without their knowledge seven experienced endoscopists during 8 to 10 colonoscopies. The same endoscopists were then videotaped with their knowledge during ... Read More
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