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Healthcare utilization and lost productivity due to infectious gastroenteritis, results from a national cross-sectional survey Australia 2008-2009

Chen, Yingxi; Ford, Laura; Hall, Gillian; Dobbins, Timothy; Kirk, Martyn

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The aim of this study was to estimate the healthcare usage and loss of productivity due to gastroenteritis in Australia using the National Gastroenteritis Survey II. In 2008–2009, 7578 participants across Australia were surveyed about infectious gastroenteritis by telephone interview. A gastroenteritis case was defined as a person experiencing ⩾3 loose stools and/or ⩾2 vomits in a 24-h period, excluding cases with a non-infectious cause for their symptoms, such as pregnancy or consumption of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103175
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268815001375

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