Factors impacting physicians’ decisions to prevent variceal hemorrhage

Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Gastroenterology2.252
· DOI :10.1186/s12876-015-0287-1
Kathleen Yan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Yale University),
John F. P. Bridges29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Johns Hopkins University)
+ 3 AuthorsLiana Fraenkel32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Yale University)
Background Reasons underlying the variability of physicians’ preferences for non-selective beta-blockers (BBs) and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) to prevent a first variceal bleed have not been empirically studied. Our aims were to examine whether 1) gastroenterologists can be classified into distinct subgroups based on how they prioritize specific treatment attributes and 2) physician characteristics are associated with treatment preference.
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