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Study: FIT often misused in hospital settings

Fecal Immunochemical Tests often are misused in emergency rooms and other hospital units and should not guide physician treatment decisions about hospitalization or endoscopic procedures, according to a study presented by Umer Bhatti, MD, of the Indiana University School of Medicine, at ACG's 2020 Annual Virtual Scientific Meeting. The study, which examined 550 patients given at least one FIT test from November 2017 to October 2019, found 99.5% were for inappropriate indications.

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