L’automedicazione e la responsabilizzazione del paziente stanno assumendo importanza crescente come strumenti fondamentali per affrontare le sfide poste dall’aumento dei costi sanitari in tutto il mondo. In Italia sono molto comuni disturbi frequenti di bruciore di stomaco e fino al 13% della popolazione in età lavorativa riferisce sintomi di bruciore. In considerazione di questa elevata prevalenza, l’automedicazione del bruciore frequente costituisce una valida opportunità che consente ai medici di medicina generale e agli specialisti di concentrare la loro attività sui casi più complessi. (Dott. Enzo Ubaldi, Tema farmacia n 2, 2015)
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