Nurse practitioners as endoscopists

A. Lahad, E. Levy-Lahad, James Bryant, N. Burgess Record, Sandra S. Record, William F. Maule

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To the Editor: In his article “Screening for Colorectal Cancer by Nurse Endoscopists,” Dr. Maule (Jan. 20 issue)1 concludes that “nurses can carry out screening … sigmoidoscopy as accurately and safely as experienced gastroenterologists,” since “there were no significant differences between the nurses and the physicians in the proportion of examinations that were positive for adenomas or cancer.” However, the most pertinent figures — namely, the number and types of lesions identified by nurses as compared with those identified by physicians — are not presented separately, making it difficult to judge whether such a conclusion is justified. The.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1534-1535
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - 26 May 1994
Externally publishedYes


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