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Changing referral patterns for surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Authors
  • Goudet, P
  • Dozois, R R
  • Kelly, K A
  • Melton, L J 3rd
  • Ilstrup, D M
  • Phillips, S F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mayo Clinic proceedings
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1996
Volume
71
Issue
8
Pages
743–747
Identifiers
PMID: 8691894
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Referral patterns for surgical treatment of patients with ulcerative colitis have changed in recent years--patients are being referred for operation sooner, before complications develop that necessitate emergent procedures. Although the changed referral pattern may be due to the availability of IPAA, other factors may also have a role.

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