Utilization patterns and net direct medical cost to Medicaid of irritable bowel syndrome*

@article{Martin2003UtilizationPA,
  title={Utilization patterns and net direct medical cost to Medicaid of irritable bowel syndrome*},
  author={Bradley C. Martin and Rahul Ganguly and Sandhya Pannicker and Feride H. Frech and Victoria Barghout},
  journal={Current Medical Research and Opinion},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={771 - 780}
}
SUMMARY Background: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are frequent users of the health care system. Design and methods: This retrospective matched case-control study assessed the economic impact of irritable bowel syndrome on the Medicaid program by comparing the health care utilization and expenditures of Medicaid patients with irritable bowel syndrome in California and North Carolina with age-, sex-, and race-matched control groups without the syndrome. Results: Average annual Medicaid… 

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