The health economic impact of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in the general population: results from the Domestic/International Gastroenterology Surveillance Study (DIGEST).

@article{Haycox1999TheHE,
  title={The health economic impact of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in the general population: results from the Domestic/International Gastroenterology Surveillance Study (DIGEST).},
  author={Alan Haycox and Thomas R Einarson and Andrew Eggleston},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  year={1999},
  volume={231},
  pages={38-47}
}
BACKGROUND The Domestic/International Gastroenterology Surveillance Study (DIGEST) is the first large, multinational, population-based survey to assess the 3-month prevalence and economic/quality-of-life impact of upper gastrointestinal symptoms (UGIS). METHODS A total of 5581 subjects were interviewed in 10 countries (grouped into seven regions). Respondents were classified as having relevant or non-relevant upper gastrointestinal symptoms, and questioned about consumption of healthcare… CONTINUE READING

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