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2021 01

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol



Integrated Psychological Care Reduces Healthcare Costs at a Hospital-Based Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service.


Lores T, Goess C, Mikocka-Walus A, Collins KL, Burke ALJ, Chur-Hansen A, Delfabbro P, Andrews JM
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 01; 19(1):96-103.e3.
PMID: 32007538.


Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with high psychosocial burden and economic cost. Integrating psychological care into routine management might lead to savings. We performed a 2-year investigation of the effects of integrated psychological care in reducing healthcare use and costs.