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What are the costs of care for irritable bowel syndrome?

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The direct and indirect cost of irritable bowel syndrome in the U.S. has been estimated at about $1.5 billion each year. The numbers alone are staggering -- and numbers cannot even begin to quantify the cost of human suffering and damage to relationships.

SOURCES: Jeffrey Roberts, president and founder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group in Summit, N.J. Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." web site: "Irritable bowel syndrome in a community: symptom subgroups, risk factors, and health care utilization." Hulisz D. 2004; 10 (4): pp 299-309  




American Journal of EpidemiologyJ Manag Care Pharm, .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

SOURCES: Jeffrey Roberts, president and founder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group. Lynn Jacks, founder, IBS support group in Summit, N.J. Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." web site: "Irritable bowel syndrome in a community: symptom subgroups, risk factors, and health care utilization." Hulisz D. 2004; 10 (4): pp 299-309  




American Journal of EpidemiologyJ Manag Care Pharm, .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

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