Dig Dis Sci 2021 Aug 31. Epub 2021 Aug 31.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 180 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 936, New York, USA.
Background And Aims: One manifestation of low-value medical practice is the medical reversal, a practice in widespread use that, once subjected to a randomized controlled trial (RCT), is found to be no better-or worse-than a prior established standard of care. We aimed to determine the prevalence of medical reversals in gastroenterology (GI) journals and characterize these reversals.
Methods: We searched the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, and the Journal of Hepatology, reviewing studies published in 2015-2019. Read More