Crohn’s Patients Report Making 10 or More Doctor Visits Before Receiving a Diagnosis

Crohn’s Patients Report Making 10 or More Doctor Visits Before Receiving a Diagnosis
A nationwide survey of Crohn’s disease patients found a considerable delay in diagnosing the disease, with patients reporting multiple visits with healthcare professionals and numerous diagnostic tests before receiving a proper determination. In fact, 44 percent of respondents to the survey — involving 2,018 people across the U.S. and conducted by Health Union from Oct. 29, 2015, to Jan. 10, 2016 — reported needing at least 10 medical visits to get a correct diagnosis, and 59 percent were seen by three or more healthcare professionals. Three out of every four of these Crohn's patients also reported their disease was at a moderate to seve
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