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How Gender Preferences Affect Colorectal Cancer Screening

GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY APPLICATIONS

Surveys show that patients in urban settings are willing to pay more, and rural patients will wait longer, for a same gender endoscopist.

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7 Ways to Improve Workplace Efficiency in Gastroenterology
Value-Based Care
Dr. David Hass from New Haven, Connecticut, offers advice and tips for improving efficiency in a gastroenterology practice. Some tips include creating a positive work environment for staff and leaving 1–2 empty appointments per day to allow time to “catch up” or fit in emergency consults.
GI Endoscopists Increase Face Mask Use
Public Health
Pre-COVID personal protective equipment use was more relaxed than it is now, according to physician surveys.
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The healthcare worker shortage isn

Public Health

Single-use endoscopes offer overburdened hospitals and healthcare systems a way to streamline processes and staffing needs as a worker shortage pushes the industry into what one prominent group calls ‘a national emergency.’

Podcast: Single-Use Endoscopes Are More Sustainable Than You Think

Emerging Technologies

Comparing the environmental impact of single-use versus reusable endoscopes can be challenging since there is no clear way to measure the harm caused by reprocessing.

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Analyzing Value

The authors of a recent review found that routine repair is costly and may cause delays in service while reusable devices are unavailable. Specialized equipment and staff are needed for sterilization — and inadequate cleaning increases infection risk.