Current practices of obesity pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery referral and coding for counselling by healthcare professionals

@inproceedings{Petrin2016CurrentPO,
  title={Current practices of obesity pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery referral and coding for counselling by healthcare professionals},
  author={Christine Petrin and Scott Kahan and Monique Turner and Christine Marie Gallagher and William Hollis Dietz},
  booktitle={Obesity science & practice},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Rates of obesity pharmacotherapy use, bariatric surgery and intensive behavioural counselling have been extremely low. OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this study was to survey healthcare provider beliefs, practice and knowledge regarding obesity management. METHODS Primary care physicians (PCPs), OB-GYN physicians and nurse practitioners (NPs) responded to a web-based survey related to drug therapy practice, bariatric surgery referral and reimbursement coding practice… CONTINUE READING
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