Basic Summary for Digestive Diseases


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Main name of condition: Digestive Diseases
Other names or spellings: Digestive conditions, Digestive disorders


What is Digestive Diseases?
  Brief description of Digestive Diseases: Any condition of the digestive tract.
  Parent types of Digestive Diseases: Stomach Conditions, Intestinal Conditions
  Organs Affected by Digestive Diseases: digestive, stomach, intestine, bowel
  Types of Digestive Diseases: Chronic digestive diseases, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Gastroparesis, Diabetic gastroparesis, Diabetic diarrhea, Celiac disease, Lactose Intolerance, Cystic Fibrosis, Sudden Digestive Diseases, Gastroenteritis, Diarrhea, Traveler's diarrhea, Constipation, Achalasia, Acute Nonulcer dyspepsia, Acute Pancreatitis, Amebic dysentery, Anthrax, Bacterial digestive infections, Behcet's Disease, Bowel Obstruction, Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract, Cholera, Chronic Nonulcer dyspepsia, Chronic Pancreatitis, Colic, Colonic volvulus, Colorectal cancer, Cryptosporiosis, Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica, Enterocolitis, Food intolerances, Gallstones, Gas, Gastric erosion, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastrointestinal Anthrax, Giardia, Headache-free migraine, Heartburn, Helicobacter pylori bacteria, Hemolytic uremic syndrome, Hirschsprung's disease, Indigestion, Intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Megacolon, Nonulcer dyspepsia, Pancreatitis, Peptic Ulcer, Pyloric stenosis, Rapid gastric emptying, Shigellosis, Small Intestine Cancer, Sprue, Stomach Cancer, Sudden Digestive Conditions, Tapeworms, Viral digestive infections, Viral dysentery, Viral gastroenteritis, Whipple's Disease, Enteroviruses, Infectious Diarrhea, Malabsorption
How many people get Digestive Diseases?
  Prevalance of Digestive Diseases: 60 to 70 million cases in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447)
  Prevalance Rate of Digestive Diseases: approx 1 in 4 or 22.06% or 60 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Digestive Diseases: 60 to 70 million people affected by all digestive diseases (1985)1
How serious is Digestive Diseases?
  Deaths for Digestive Diseases: 191,000 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
Society issues for Digestive Diseases
  Costs of Digestive Diseases: $107 billion in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  Costs of Digestive Diseases: Costs:
$107 billion (1992)
$87 billion direct medical costs
$20 billion indirect costs (e.g., disability and mortality)1

Cost statistics for Digestive Diseases: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Digestive Diseases:

  • $87 billion direct medical costs in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact - NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  • $20 billion indirect costs (eg disability and mortality) in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact - NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  • estimated $912,443,000 spent in public hospitals on digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $701,583,000 spent in public hospitals on the digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalizations for Digestive Diseases: 10 million or 13% of all hospitalizations in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  Hospitalization statistics for Digestive Diseases: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Digestive Diseases:
  • 124,060 patient days spent in private hospitals for digestive diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 346,401 admissions to public hospitals because of digestive diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 40,638 admissions to private hospitals because of digestive diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 47.2% of hospitalisations for digestive diseases in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 66.0% of hospitalisations for digestive diseases in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 998,124 patient days spent in public hospitals for digestive diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,409,157 patient days spent in private hospitals were for procedures on digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2,121,395 patient days spent in public hospitals for procedures on digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 444,159 admissions to public hospitals for procedures on digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 52.8% of hospitalisations for procedures on digestive system were single day in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 635,074 admissions to private hospitals for procedures on digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 75.4% of hospitalisations for procedures on digestive system were single day in private hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 11% of male hospitalizations were for digestive diseases in Canada 1996/97 (Hospital Morbidity Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Canada)
  • 9% of female hospitalizations were for digestive diseases in Canada 1996/97 (Hospital Morbidity Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Canada)

  Hospitalizations for Digestive Diseases: Hospitalizations: 10 million (13 percent of all hospitalizations) (1985)1
  Physician office visits for Digestive Diseases: 50 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  Physician office visit statistics for Digestive Diseases: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Digestive Diseases:
  • 31.6 million visits were made to a physician’s office for digestive disorders in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 3.0 million visits were made to hospital outpatient departments for digestive disorders in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 14.4 million visits were made to hospital emergency departments for digestive disorders in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, 2001, NCHS, CDC)

  Physician office visits for Digestive Diseases: Physician office visits: 50 million (1985)1
  Disability from Digestive Diseases: 1.4 million people in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  Disability from Digestive Diseases: Disability: 1.4 million people (1987)1
  Medical Procedures for Digestive Diseases: 10 million cases (14% of all procedures) in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK

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