Bariatric Readiness: Economic and Clinical Implications

Friday 17th November 2017

Abstract: Care for hospitalized individuals living with morbid obesity is considered more complex for a number of reasons. Authors suggest that adults with morbid obesity have more significant comorbid conditions as compared with their non-obese counterparts. Further, dignity, safety, and satisfaction are often threatened because of ill-thought-out care plans. In healthcare settings, these challenges often lead to increased humanistic, clinical, and economic costs. A case-study approach is used herein to explore the economic and clinical considerations of bariatric readiness, which includes preplanning and outcome measures.

 

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