Study Links Long Colonoscopy Waiting Times to Poor Bowel Prep

Long waiting times for appointments as well as patients' education levels increase the risk of poor bowel preparation in adult patients undergoing colonoscopy, according to a report in BMC Gastroenterology.


Among patients with poor bowel preparation, lower education level, colonoscopy appointment waiting time beyond 16 weeks and non-adherence to bowel preparation instructions were identified as high risk factors for poor bowel preparation.


The study was conducted in an Asian tertiary center.


Read the BMC Gastroenterology report on poor bowel prep for colonoscopies.


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