Novel approaches in the outpatient care of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease

H. M. Van Dullemen*, J. H. Kleibeuker

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Abstract

Treatment strategies for Crohn's disease are targeted toward lifelong management. Optimization of outpatient care is mandatory, because of many clinics facing capacity issues, and, along with routine follow-up of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, is putting increasing pressure on outpatient clinics. Recent studies demonstrate clearly that alternative management strategies are feasible and effective with a high rate of patient satisfaction. It is recommended that future research evaluates the way in which medical care is provided and explores the long-term effects of novel management strategies in IBD. This approach can then be extrapolated to other chronic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalSCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event16th Gastroenterology Highlights Symposium - , Netherlands
Duration: 1-Jan-2004 → …

Keywords

  • disease management
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • outpatient clinic
  • patient satisfaction
  • remote monitoring
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • ACCESS FOLLOW-UP
  • ULCERATIVE-COLITIS
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT
  • COST

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