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Curb on gastroscopy will have little impact on patient outcome

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Revised UK guidelines restricting open access gastroscopy will miss just a few cases of curable cancer in patients with uncomplicated dyspepsia, a retrospective survey of patient outcomes has confirmed.

Just five patients out of 14 (36%) with dyspepsia but no “alarm” symptoms in the four year survey had a malignant oesophageal …

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