Costs of health care for irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, functional diarrhoea and functional abdominal pain

@article{Nyrop2007CostsOH,
  title={Costs of health care for irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, functional diarrhoea and functional abdominal pain},
  author={Kirsten A. Nyrop and O S Palsson and Rona L. Levy and Michael D Von Korff and Andrew D. Feld and Marsha Turner and William E. Whitehead},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2007},
  volume={26}
}
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