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December 1, 1989

Clinical Evaluation of Jaundice: A Guideline of the Patient Care Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association

JAMA. 1989;262(21):3031-3034. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430210073033

Many diagnostic studies and procedures are available for the evaluation of jaundice. By judicious selection of those that are most likely to lead to a prompt diagnosis and by weighing their relative risk and efficacy, the physician can better ensure the comfort and safety of the patient and the cost-effectiveness of medical care. A guideline is presented that recommends an approach to the evaluation of jaundice. It is based on a critical review of the literature and its application to clinical practice.

(JAMA. 1989;262:3031-3034)