Table 6

Costs of dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in Sweden in 1997 (Agréus L. Economic impact of dyspepsia. Presented at the satellite meeting New Approaches to the Management of Dyspeptic Symptoms, held at the XXXth Nordic Meeting of Gastroenterology, Uleåborg, Finland, 1998)

US$ (millions)Percentage of cost
Visits to primary care physicians4412
Visits to specialists62
Inpatient care41
Investigations (upper gastrointestinal endoscopies)308
Drugs17047
Sick leave8423
Sickness pension134
Time off work, etc.93
Total360