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Gastrointestinal illnesses cost the Swiss health care sector up to €45 million per year

In Switzerland, between 300,000 and 700,000 patients per year visit a doctor due to acute diarrhoea. Until now, the financial burden on the Swiss health care system had been completely unclear. The study, recently published in the scientific journal Epidemiology & Infection, estimates the costs entailed until a patient is cured. In 2012, gastrointestinal diseases gave rise to health care costs ...

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