Characteristics of patients with morbid obesity at an academic medical center

Deal, Eli N.; Hollands, James M.; Reichley, Richard M.; Micek, Scott T.
October 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;10/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 19/20, p1589
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that examines the hospitalization trends for morbidly obese patients in surgical and nonsurgical population. The study compares patients' data such as demographic, survival status at discharge, and medication and performs linear regression to assess longitudinal trends of their hospitalization. Result shows that most patients are admitted to nonsurgical services and patients to these population have higher mortality rates than those in surgical populations.


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