What are the discharge requirements for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Most patients should be able to be discharged on or before the fifth hospital day. A regular diet should be tolerated, with some restrictions if strictures are present. An ESR level may be obtained to assist in future disease assessment, but its result is unlikely to alter current management.

Discharge the patient on oral medications, with appropriate follow-up as an outpatient, typically within a few weeks.


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