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“Rightsizing” Use of Upper Endoscopy

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH
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From Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2907.

Requests for Single Reprints: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, CB#7080, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7080; e-mail, nicholas_shaheen@med.unc.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):205-206. doi:10.7326/M13-2907
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In this issue, Pohl and colleagues analyzed the use of repeated upper endoscopy in the Medicare population between 2004 and 2006. The editorialist discusses potential reasons for overuse of this procedure and makes recommendations to improve practice.

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