11 - Dysphagia

GI Diagnostic Code Suggested Waiting Time / Priority Level Referral Information Requirements
  1. Dysphagia
  • Duration
  • Severity
  • Solids or liquids
  • Progressive or intermittent, unchanged?
  • Weight loss
Essential Investigations Timing of essential investigation 
  • CBC (only for over 50 year olds)
  • Upper GI Series (if done)
  • 8 weeks
The term dysphagia is loosely defined, but is understood to describe the feeling of impaired passage of solids or liquids through the esophagus and stomach.

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