Linking care of patients with obesity to outpatient weight control clinics following acute hospitalizations

Ché M. Harris, Lawrence J. Cheskin, Trina L. Gipson-Jones, Jennifer A. Hartfield, Flora Kisuule

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Abstract

Despite obesity impacting over one-third of US adults, guideline recommendations have not been effectively utilized by health care providers in hospital settings. Initiation of weight loss plans for obese patients during hospitalizations followed by linkage of care to weight control centers may improve compliance with the guidelines. Provider recognition and awareness that obesity is a chronic condition that warrants inpatient counsel and management with appropriate arrangement of postdischarge follow-up care will be critical to guideline implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalDiabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Guideline compliance
  • Health systems
  • Intervention
  • Linkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacology

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