Pancreatitis seen in primary care

The UK GPs’ electronic records contained information on 16,491 cases of pancreatitis occurring over 23 years. The incidence per 100,000 patients increased from 14.7 in 1990–94 to 29.6 in 2010–13. Men and women were equally affected. The median age at diagnosis was 58 for men and 60 for women.