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2022 Mar 01

Pediatr Emerg Care



High Rate of Emergency Department Care in Youth With Abdominal Pain-Associated Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.


Friesen AS, Livitz M, Glynn EF, Schurman JV, Colombo JM, Friesen CA
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Mar 01; 38(3):e1041-e1045.
PMID: 35226628.


The primary objective was to describe patterns of care delivery locations in youth with abdominal pain-associated functional gastrointestinal disorders (AP-FGID) and assess for differences in patterns of care delivery by sex and race. A secondary objective was to describe cost variability within the emergency department (ED).