Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1146.1 - Capsule Endoscopy for the Diagnosis of Suspected Small Bowel Crohn Disease (Resubmission)

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Original Application: Please see Application 1146
Application Number1146.1
Application NameCapsule Endoscopy for the diagnosis of suspected small bowel Crohn disease
Description of Medical ServiceCapsule endoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic test, conducted in an outpatient setting, in which the gastrointestinal system is visualised via a camera inside an ingested capsule. The current application requests an extension to the current MBS listing for capsule endoscopy to also include the diagnosis of suspected small bowel Crohn disease
Description of Medical ConditionCrohn disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract, but in cases of small bowel involvement, typically affects the terminal ileum. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, and inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Crohn disease is believed to be caused by interactions between environmental, immunological and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. These factors result in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body’s immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Consultation Protocol11 June 2013
PDF version Consultation Protocol (PDF 550 KB)
Word version Consultation Protocol (Word 435 KB

Closed for comments 19 July 2013
Final ProtocolNo second PASC required
PDF version Final Protocol (PDF 598 KB)
Word version Final Protocol (Word 435 KB)
ReportsSubmission report withheld at the request of the applicant
MSAC OutcomesPDF version Final Public Summary Document (PDF 192 KB)
Word version Final Public Summary Document (Word 159 KB)

Meetings for this Application

Meeting Type:Date:
PASC18 April 2013
ESC 10 - 11 October 2013
MSAC 28 November 2013

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