Onset and clinical course of bleeding and perforation after outpatient colonoscopy: a population-based study
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 01/25/2011
Rabeneck L et al. – The authors identified 67,632 patients who had an outpatient colonoscopy, of whom 37 were admitted for hospitalization with perforation and 83 with bleeding within 30 days after the procedure. For those with a perforation, 34 of 37 were admitted within 2 days and all within 5 days. For those with bleeding, 30 of 83 were admitted within 2 days and 80 of 83 within 14 days. After outpatient colonoscopy, use of a 14–day time period for reporting would capture all perforations and the majority of bleeds requiring hospital admission.