Time trends of physician visits and treatment patterns of peptic ulcer disease in the United States.

@article{Munnangi1997TimeTO,
  title={Time trends of physician visits and treatment patterns of peptic ulcer disease in the United States.},
  author={S. K. Munnangi and Amnon Sonnenberg},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 13},
  pages={1489-94}
}
BACKGROUND In the last 4 decades, the prevalence rates of peptic ulcer disease and our understanding of its pathophysiological features underwent major changes. OBJECTIVE To analyze how these trends affected physician visits and treatment of ulcer disease. METHODS The National Diseases and Therapeutic Index of IMS America Ltd, Plymouth Meeting, Pa, was used as the data source. Survey data were obtained from a representative sample of US physicians 4 times per year during a 48-hour period… CONTINUE READING
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