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Top 10 hospitals by IBS diagnoses

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 45 million people in the United States. The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) designates April as IBS Awareness Month to raise awareness of the condition and to help destigmatize the condition.

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS is a common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder affecting the large intestine. It is a chronic condition with varying symptoms and levels of severity. While an estimated 10% to 15% of the global population have IBS, some patients report the official diagnosis for their IBS took over 6 years after symptoms started.

Which hospitals treat the most IBS patients?

Using data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product, we analyzed hospitals by their total number of primary IBS diagnoses. The hospital outpatient ICD-10 codes included in the review are K580, K581, K582, K588 and K589. The following list shows hospitals in order of primary diagnoses for 2021.

Hospitals by most IBS diagnoses

RankDefinitive IDHospitalLocationNumber of primary diagnosesExplore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusCleveland, OH9,803Explore
22096University HospitalAnn Arbor, MI5,623Explore
32837Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew York, NY1,696Explore
4776Cleveland Clinic FloridaWeston, FL1,136Explore
51862Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical CenterBangor, ME1,076Explore
61956Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - BurlingtonBurlington, MA1,050Explore
72034University of Michigan Health-WestWyoming, MI940Explore
83975John Sealy HospitalGalveston, TX803Explore
9550094Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical CenterWestwood, NJ792Explore
105576Cincinnati Children's Burnet CampusCincinnati, OH759Explore

Fig. 1  Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2021. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data is accurate as of March 2022.

Cleveland Clinic had the most outpatient IBS primary diagnoses in 2021 at 9,800. University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan had the second-highest at 5,600. These two facilities have several thousand more outpatient IBS diagnoses than the remaining hospitals on the list.

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