This recent piece from Healio shows the admission rates to hospitals for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to be nearly 13,000 per year.
Now that is not to be confused with the number of people going to the hospital for IBS or for any of the various symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain. This is the number of people being admitted to the hospital, meaning that they stayed at the hospital for some extended period of time.
“The findings were alarming,” Sethi said. “The number of inpatient admissions has remained almost the same over the last 14 years. The length of hospital stay for IBS patients is relatively stable; however, hospital costs have gone up.
The article does not point out that the huge majority of people (at least 90%) who seek medical care for IBS at hospitals are not admitted. Nor does it point out that going to the hospital does not result in a cure for their IBS, regardless of whether or not they are admitted.
Hospitals have little more than pain medication to offer IBS patients. The IBS Treatment Center has infinitely more to offer, and is the place to go if you are seeking expertise in treating IBS.