Direct access colonoscopy delivers wins for patients and health system

Direct access colonoscopy (DAC) services cut waiting times and save patients money – at the expense of gastroenterologists’ incomes, a NSW study shows. Operating since 2014, the DAC service in Newcastle allows National Bowel Cancer Screening Program participants with a positive faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and no contraindications to book a colonoscopy over the phone ...

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