IBD Nurse Within the MDT
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases with a highly variable clinical course. A subset of patients with IBD may develop disease complications, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal. Delay in treatment may lead to potentially preventable complications and result in worse clinical outcomes. Driven by the aforementioned complexity, specialized IBD units consisting of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) have been established worldwide. The role of the IBD nurse within the multidisciplinary team is discussed in this chapter.
KeywordsMultidisciplinary team IBD nurse Nurse-based referral
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