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Yield and cost of performing screening tests for constipation in children.

Authors
  • Chogle, Ashish
  • Saps, Miguel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
27
Issue
12
Identifiers
PMID: 24228262
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Constipation alone did not increase the likelihood of celiac disease or hypothyroidism above the population prevalence. No benefit of screening for hypercalcemia was found. High health care costs were associated with the use of screening tests for organic constipation.

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