TITLE

Obesity associated with increased hospitalisation/costs

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;12/1/2007, Issue 542, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the results of a study which found that overweight/obese adults have a higher risk of hospitalisation and an associated increase in medical costs. It states that overweight/obese adults had a considerably higher number of hospitalisations compared with normal weight adults. According to data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the overall increase in hospitalisation costs associated with overweight/obese adults, compared with normal weight adults, would be $265,879 per 1,000 persons per year.
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27898278

 

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