Inpatient burden of childhood functional GI disorders in the USA: an analysis of national trends in the USA from 1997 to 2009.

@article{Park2015InpatientBO,
  title={Inpatient burden of childhood functional GI disorders in the USA: an analysis of national trends in the USA from 1997 to 2009.},
  author={Richard Chan Woo Park and Sage Mikami and John W LeClair and Andrea Bollom and Claudia Lembo and Saurabh Sethi and Anthony Lembo and M. T. Islwyn Jones and Vivian O.Y. Cheng and Elizabeth A Friedlander and S Nurko},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={684-92}
}
BACKGROUND Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are among the most common outpatient diagnoses in pediatric primary care and gastroenterology. There is limited data on the inpatient burden of childhood FGIDs in the USA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inpatient admission rate, length of stay (LoS), and associated costs related to FGIDs from 1997 to 2009. METHODS We analyzed the Kids' Inpatient Sample Database (KID) for all subjects in which constipation (ICD-9 codes: 564.0… CONTINUE READING
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