Costs of care for irritable bowel syndrome patients in a health maintenance organization

@article{Levy2001CostsOC,
  title={Costs of care for irritable bowel syndrome patients in a health maintenance organization},
  author={Rona L. Levy and Michael D Von Korff and William E. Whitehead and Paul E. Stang and Kathleen Saunders and Priti M Jhingran and Victoria Barghout and Andrew D. Feld},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={3122-3129}
}
  • R. Levy, M. Korff, A. Feld
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
OBJECTIVES:The aims of this study were: 1) to determine the total costs of care and costs related to lower GI–related problems for patients who received a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and 2) to compare them to age- and sex-matched population controls and patients treated for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).METHODS:Use and cost data were obtained through the computerized information systems of a large staff-model health maintenance… 

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