Sunday, March 9, 2014

Obesity leads to costly treatments in patients

As per the study conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis published in scientific journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes proves that the obesity is linked with the high cost of care and also frequent longer hospital stays for patients suffering with chest pain and dyspnea. Further scientist confirmed that costs of care is actually higher by 41 percent for morbidly obese patients, it is 28 percent higher for obese patients and almost 22 percent higher for the overweight patients as compared to normal weighing patients. Further in comparison with the normal-weight patients it has been found that morbidly obese patients have to stay longest at the hospital. Also morbidly obese patients suffer from highest rate that is 87 percent with no significant cardiopulmonary diagnosis. Looking further into the situation authors suggests that, “These findings substantiate the need for clinical protocols that reduce overuse of imaging in patients with high BMI and chest complaints.”

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