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Integrative approach may boost inpatient bowel prep outcomes

When GI physicians, endoscopy nurses, anesthesiologists and pharmacists work together, the outcome of inpatient bowel preps for colonoscopies improves, according to a study presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Inadequate bowel prep could result in about $1,000 in additional costs, a delayed diagnosis and a longer hospital stay, said Alexandra Strauss, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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