Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel (2013) NICE diagnostic guidance DG11
Irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2008) NICE guideline CG61
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Health and Social Care Information Centre (2011) Provisional monthly hospital episode statistics for admitted patient care, outpatients and accident and emergency data – April 2011 to December 2011: topic of interest: irritable bowel syndrome