Economic impact of the clinical benefits of bariatric surgery in diabetes patients with BMI ≥35 kg/m².

@article{Klein2011EconomicIO,
  title={Economic impact of the clinical benefits of bariatric surgery in diabetes patients with BMI ≥35 kg/m².},
  author={Samuel Klein and Arindam Ghosh and Pierre Y. Cremieux and Sara G Eapen and Tamara J McGavock},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={581-7}
}
The medical costs for a type 2 diabetes patient are two to four times greater than the costs for a patient without diabetes. Bariatric surgery is the most effective weight-loss therapy and has marked therapeutic effects on diabetes. We estimate the economic effect of the clinical benefits of bariatric surgery for diabetes patients with BMI ≥ 35 kg/m². Using an administrative claims database of privately insured patients covering 8.5 million lives 1999-2007, we identify obese patients with… CONTINUE READING
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