Flying Doctors retrieval of GI flare-ups show need for bush gastroenterology services

A dedicated IBD nurse embedded in a major metropolitan hospital but available for telehealth consultations with rural and remote patients might be one way to help reduce the need for GI-related aeromedical retrievals. According to a review of 105,000 RFDS retrievals during four years 2014-2018, almost 10,000 (9.4%) were related to GI disease – well ...

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