The early COVID-19 pandemic clinic restrictions led to a dramatic reduction in endoscopy services but did not reduce cancer detection rates, Victorian gastroenterologists report. The number of endoscopy procedures performed at St Vincents Hospital in Melbourne was cut by 66% during the five-week lockdown period from 26 March to 1 May 2020 compared to the ...
Reduction in endoscopy activity during pandemic: cause for alarm?
By Michael Woodhead
27 Aug 2020