What is the economic impact of obesity on hospital inpatient care?

Pereira, J. and Ribeiro, C. C. and Caixeiro Mateus, Ceu (2011) What is the economic impact of obesity on hospital inpatient care? Value in Health, 14 (7). A414-A415. ISSN 1098-3015

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a large increase in the number of morbidly obese persons subject to hospital surgery. In Portugal, 14% of the population of working age is obese. As in other countries these numbers have been rising and it is well known that obese individuals have an increased risk of morbidity and premature death from various diseases. We estimate the impact of obesity on the health sector by calculating the costs of hospital inpatient care associated with obesity in Portugal.

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Journal Article
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Value in Health
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21 Oct 2015 05:02
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Yes
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Published
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