Pediatric obesity management: variation by specialty and awareness of guidelines.

  title={Pediatric obesity management: variation by specialty and awareness of guidelines.},
  author={Erinn T. Rhodes and Cara B. Ebbeling and Alan F. Meyers and Cynthia Taft Bayerl and Wee L Ooi and Maria F. Bettencourt and David S. Ludwig},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={46 6},
A survey of 2727 pediatric clinicians evaluated pediatric overweight management and awareness of Expert Committee recommendations (ECR) on obesity. Adjusted response rate was 45%. ECR awareness was reported by 24.6%. Family practice specialists (FPS) were less likely than pediatric specialists (PS) to be aware of ECR (OR, 0.46; 95% CI, 0.30-0.71). Body mass index (BMI) was never used by 25.6% to identify overweight; 35.4% did not obtain laboratory tests. Among PS but not FPS, ECR awareness was… CONTINUE READING

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