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New: The Victorian Endoscopy Categorisation Decision Support Tool
The Victorian Endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) Categorisation Decision Support Tool has been developed jointly by the Melbourne University's Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. The Decision Support Tool provides automated clinical prioritisation (including if a procedure is recommended) when assessing a patient referred for an endoscopy procedure. The Decision Support Tool is based on the Victorian Endoscopy Categorisation Guidelines available for download below.
To use the tool, simply input your patient’s details and receive the categorisation result and rationale. Both colonoscopy and gastroscopy modes of operation are implemented within the one tool. The tool can also be accessed by cut and pasting the following link to your browser .
The Endoscopy Categorisation Decision Support Tool should be used in conjunction with clinical judgement.
Colonoscopy categorisation guidelines
Gastroscopy categorisation guidelines
Specialist clinics in Victorian public hospitals: A resource kit for MBS-billed services February 2011
Information for patients
Reviewed 29 December 2021