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.