Research

Research priority setting in Barrett's oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

The vast potential burden of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus on patients and health-care resources stimulates a need to define and focus research efforts. This priority setting exercise aimed to produce a list of the top ten uncertainties in the field that reflect the priorities of patients and health-care providers. These priorities covered a range of issues, including a need for improved patient risk stratification, alternative diagnostic and surveillance tests, safety of long-term drug treatment, and questions regarding the durability and role of different endoscopic therapies for dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus. To read the full article, visit The Lancet.