Costs of irritable bowel syndrome in the UK and US

@article{MaxionBergemann2012CostsOI,
  title={Costs of irritable bowel syndrome in the UK and US},
  author={Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann and Frank Thielecke and Florian Abel and Rito Bergemann},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={21-37}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders, with an estimated prevalence rate in the general population of 10–15% in industrialised countries. Although IBS is not a life-threatening disease, it contributes significantly to a large segment of healthcare resource consumption. This review provides an overview of studies addressing the direct and indirect costs of IBS in the US and the UK. A systematic literature search was conducted in MEDLINE… 

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