Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in primary care settings in Spain: SYMPATHY I study.

@article{Ferrs2009ManagementOG,
  title={Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in primary care settings in Spain: SYMPATHY I study.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Ferr{\'u}s and Javier Zapardiel and Eduardo Sobreviela},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1269-78}
}
OBJECTIVE Our study was designed to assess the symptom loads, treatment strategies, and impact on daily life of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms who consulted primary care (PC) health care providers in Spain. METHODS This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study in a sample of 5735 consecutive patients visiting PC clinics with GERD symptoms. Participating primary care physicians (PCPs) collected clinical data by using a questionnaire, and completed… CONTINUE READING

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