The Cost of Constipation
A report into the financial and emotional costs of constipation has been launched on 1st March 2016. Called, The Cost of Constipation, the report has worked out that the cost to the NHS last year from hospital admissions due to constipation was £145 million.
There are an estimated two million adults affected by chronic constipation, but as the report argues, embarrassment around the issue is preventing many people to access effective and timely treatment, incurring significant costs through emergency hospital admissions.
Placement of this announcement/report on the B&BF website has been possible due to a kind donation from the report sponsors.