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MHLW Japan Survey: 60% Of Gastrostomy Patients Do Not Recover

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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According to an investigation by the Institute of Health Economics and Policy, approximately 60% of elderly Japanese patients who get a gastrostomy tube inserted into their stomach do not recover.

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