Effect of a region-wide incorporation of an algorithm based on the 2012 international consensus guideline on the practice pattern for the management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms in an integrated health system
Andrew Khoi Nguyen, Agathon Girgis, Timnit Tekeste, Karen Chang, Mopelola Adeyemo, Armen Eskandari, Emilio Alonso, Priyanka Yaramada, Isaiah Roggow, Brian S Lim, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
Charles Chaya, Brian S Lim, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
Albert Ko, Edmund Burke, Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
Rebecca Butler, Aniket Kawatkar, Department of Research and Evaluation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Pasadena, CA 92521, United States
Author contributions: Nguyen AK, Girgis A, and Tekeste T performed research, analysed data, and wrote the paper; Chang K, Adeyemo M, Alonso E, Yaramada P, and Roggow I performed research and reviewed manuscript; Eskandari A, Chaya C, and Burke E performed research, analysed data, and reviewed manuscript; Ko A, Butler R, and Kawatkar A analysed data and reviewed manuscript; Lim B designed research, performed research, analysed data, wrote the paper, and reviewed manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of KPSC.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest exists.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Andrew Khoi Nguyen, MD, Doctor, School of Medicine, University of California, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 16, 2018
Peer-review started: July 16, 2018
First decision: September 10, 2018
Revised: September 16, 2018
Accepted: October 11, 2018
Article in press: October 11, 2018
Published online: November 6, 2018