Accession Number:

ADA535270

Title:

Bariatric Outcomes and Obesity Modeling: Study Meeting

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 2008-29 Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Report Date:

2010-09-17

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This study sought to 1 define the clinical impact and economic burden of bariatric surgical procedures, and 2 estimate the cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of obesity treatments when compared to no surgical intervention. We developed a cost-effectiveness model and a payer-based budget and fiscal impact tool to compare bariatric surgical procedures to non-operative approaches for maorbid obesity. Use of these economic models based on data from the Department of Defense DOD population found that all evaluated surgical interventions were cost-effective compared to non-surgical interventions. These economic assessments models can inform helath policy decisions related to obesity.l

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE