Most gastros don't consult IBD guidelines: survey

A survey of Australian specialists shows that although there is high confidence in guidelines, they're infrequently used 

Only one in five gastroenterologists (22%) frequently refer to Australian guidance on inflammatory bowel disease while 43% frequently use European guidelines, a survey shows. 

female consultant gastroenterologist looking at her laptop

The poll of 198 specialists reveals time shortages and difficulty in remembering specific advice are the main barriers to adhering to official guidance, with 62% and 61%, respectively, citing these issues. 

However, some 46% of respondents said they intentionally did not follow the

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