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

Rank Definitive ID Hospital Location Number of primary diagnoses
1 3120 Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland, OH 9,803
2 2096 University Hospital Ann Arbor, MI 5,623
3 2837 Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY 1,696
4 776 Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston, FL 1,136
5 1862 Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Bangor, ME 1,076
6 1956 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - Burlington Burlington, MA 1,050
7 2034 University of Michigan Health-West Wyoming, MI 940
8 3975 John Sealy Hospital Galveston, TX 803
9 550094 Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center Westwood, NJ 792
10 5576 Cincinnati Children's Burnet Campus Cincinnati, OH 759

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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