Estimating the Burden of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Analysis of a Nationwide Korean Database

@inproceedings{Jung2014EstimatingTB,
  title={Estimating the Burden of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Analysis of a Nationwide Korean Database},
  author={Hey Kyung Jung and Youn Hee Kim and Joo Yeon Park and Bo Hyoung Jang and Sun-Young Park and Mi-Hee Nam and Myung Gyu Choi},
  booktitle={Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) imposes a heavy economic burden. This study was to estimate the epidemio-logic features of IBS and to report the IBS burden for the first time in the Korean population. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using the National Health Insurance (NHI) system database, which covers the entire pop-ulation of Korea. IBS was defined as diagnostic code -10 in adults with any outpatient clinic visits or hospitalization related to IBS… CONTINUE READING
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