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The global impact of IBS: time to think about IBS-specific models of care?

Corsetti, Maura; Whorwell, Peter


Clinical Associate Professor

Peter Whorwell


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that can significantly erode the quality of life (QoL) of sufferers and places a major cost burden on healthcare services. This paper reviews the literature on the impact of IBS on healthcare services and society, including a recent report on the subject, in order to formulate a plan for the future. A completely different model of care for these patients is recommended based on this review and the experience of the two authors who have been treating patients with functional GI disorders for 20 and 35 years, respectively.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 12, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 31, 2017
Publication Date Sep 30, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 21, 2018
Journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Print ISSN 1756-283X
Electronic ISSN 1756-2848
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 9
Pages 727-736
Keywords Gastroenterology
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