Long-term obesity and avoidable hospitalization among younger, middle-aged, and older adults.

@article{Schafer2007LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term obesity and avoidable hospitalization among younger, middle-aged, and older adults.},
  author={Markus H. Schafer and Kenneth F. Ferraro},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={167 20},
  pages={2220-5}
}
BACKGROUND Avoidable hospitalizations are considered to result from conditions that are preventable with timely and effective ambulatory care. We examined whether obesity, particularly long-term obesity, is associated with risk for and frequency of avoidable hospital stays. METHODS Data were drawn from the First National Health and Nutrition Examination… CONTINUE READING