Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia
versão impressa ISSN 0120-9957
JULIAO BANOS, Fabián. Quality management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp. 211-220. ISSN 0120-9957.
The management of patients with both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, varies in medical centers around the world. Recognition of this variability in patient management is the initial step in improving the quality of care of IBD patients. The need for improvement is reflected in the overuse, underuse or misuse of medical services currently available. Having the appropriate knowledge, well adjusted to medical recommendations based on clinical evidence is important if we are to give our patients the best care. This review will provide recommendations regarding IBD patient treatment quality, as well as for prevention of complications associated with the disease and established medical treatment.
Palavras-chave : Inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease; quality of care.