Trends in hospital admissions and death rates for peptic ulcer in the United States from 1970 to 1978.

@article{Elashoff1980TrendsIH,
  title={Trends in hospital admissions and death rates for peptic ulcer in the United States from 1970 to 1978.},
  author={Janet D. Elashoff and Morton I. Grossman},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1980},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={280-5}
}
During the period 1970-1978, admissions to short-term nonfederal hospitals in the U.S. for duodenal ulcer decreased by 43%, whereas admissions for gastric ulcer did not change significantly. The decline in admissions for duodenal ulcer was greatest for uncomplicated cases, less for those with hemorrhage, and least (and not significant) in those with perforation. During the period 1970-1977, U.S. Vital Statistics reports of deaths from peptic ulcer decreased 31%, with about equal declines in… CONTINUE READING

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