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Minimizing preprocedure and postprocedure inefficiencies can free up the time of the endoscopist to focus on the critical performance of the procedure and increase the overall efficiency of service delivery.
The practice of GI endoscopy is rapidly becoming more complex.
Not only are technologic advances pushing the barriers of the field beyond its past boundaries, but a host of nonendoscopic factors are increasingly impacting the logistics, performance, and expectations of endoscopic practice.