Health Care Utilization Among U.S. Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2015–2016

NCHS releases new report that measures health care utilization among adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and compare with adults without IBD.


  • Compared with adults without IBD, adults with IBD were more likely to have visited any doctor or mental health provider in the past 12 months.
  • IBD was also associated with higher prevalence of being prescribed medication, and having received
    acute care services, such as emergency room visits, overnight hospitalizations, or surgeries.
  • Differences by IBD status were greatest for visiting a specialist and home visits in the past 12 months.

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