Open-access endoscopy

Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;81(6):1326-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.03.1917. Epub 2015 Apr 9.


OAE is commonly used. The majority of patients referred for OAE are considered appropriate for endoscopy according to ASGE guidelines. Most patients undergoing OAE procedures are knowledgeable about the study and are satisfied with the experience. Several potential problems have been identified, including inappropriate referrals, communication errors, and inadequately prepared or informed patients. OAE can be safely used if preprocedure assessment, informed consent, information transfer, patient safety, and satisfaction are addressed in all cases.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Referral and Consultation / organization & administration*