Emergency Department Burden of Constipation in the United States from 2006 to 2011

  title={Emergency Department Burden of Constipation in the United States from 2006 to 2011},
  author={Thomas Sommers and Caroline Corban and Neil Sengupta and Michael F. Jones and Vivian O.Y. Cheng and Andrea Bollom and S Nurko and John Kelley and Anthony Lembo},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Objectives:Although constipation is typically managed in an outpatient setting, there is an increasing trend in the frequency of constipation-related hospital visits. The aim of this study was to analyze trends related to chronic constipation (CC) in the United States with respect to emergency department (ED) visits, patient and hospital characteristics, and associated costs.Methods:Data from 2006 to 2011, in which constipation (The International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision… CONTINUE READING
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