Navigation Links
Does bariatric surgery impact medical costs associated with obesity?
Date:2/20/2013

Bariatric surgery is a well-documented treatment for obesity that leads to considerable weight loss and health improvement, but is the surgery successful in the long run in reducing costs associated with medical care for obesity? A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine recently undertook a multi-year analysis of health insurance claims data to examine this question and found that although the procedure's success rate is well documented, it does not have a similar impact on health care costs. The findings were released in the February 20 online edition of the journal JAMA-Surgery.

"The results of our study are important because they demonstrate bariatric surgery does not lower overall health care costs in the long term and we found is no evidence that any one type of surgery is more likely to reduce long-term health care costs," said Jonathan Weiner, DrPH, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School and lead author of the study. He added, "Future studies should focus on the potential benefit of improved health and well-being of patients undergoing the procedure rather than on cost savings."

Weiner and colleagues analyzed claims data for over 29,000 Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan members from across the nation who underwent bariatric surgery between January 2002 and December 2008. A one to one matched comparison group who did not undergo surgery, but who had diagnoses closely associated with obesity was also identified. The health care costs of these two groups were closely followed over a 7 year period. This study is the largest and longest duration of its type to date.

The research indicated total costs were greater in the bariatric surgery group vs. the non-surgery group during the second and third years following surgery, but were similar in the later years. However the bariatric group's prescription and office-visit costs were lower and the
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Optimal care of bariatric surgery patients vital for long-term health and well-being
2. Rhode Island Hospital study: Bariatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea fail to show symptoms
3. Bariatric surgery substantially reduces the risk of diabetes
4. When considering bariatric surgery think about bones
5. AllMed Webinar Helps Hospitals Learn How to Avoid the Most Common Bariatric Surgery Complications
6. QuickMedical Launches Line of Medical Equipment for Bariatric Care
7. For Texas Man, Bariatric Surgery Led to Diabetes-Free Life
8. Mexican Bariatric Surgeon Announces Limited Offer on Specials for Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
9. Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says
10. Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
11. Surgery Rates Rising for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... first year follow a set of predictable steps ... first words. However, previous research had not addressed ... hearing and deaf infants. Now, University of Missouri ... by infants, ability to hear their own babbling. ... cochlear implants to help correct their hearing soon ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... University of California, Davis, and Academia Sinica, the ... (Taiwan), have entered into a collaborative agreement to ... that couples cutting-edge research with opportunities to translate ... companies. , The agreement was signed Sept.12 in ... at UC Davis and President Chi-Huey Wong of ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Dr. ... of her medical practices to new office space at 12200 ... 29. Located at the office will be Park Cities Aesthetics, ... , In announcing her move, Dr. Casad said, ... of what treatment they select, we want them to always ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... rapidly developing, bringing with its advances promises of ... and treatment interventions. Genetic tests are already ... and hepatitis c virus (HPC), and emerging research ... screen for an individual,s susceptibility to addiction to ... , While there appear to be many benefits ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few ... also undergo behavioral therapy, and the rates vary ... new study finds. Medication alone can manage ... do better if they also receive behavioral therapy ... researchers analyzed data in more than 1,500 counties ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability, MU researcher finds 2Health News:Academia Sinica, UC Davis sign agreement on exchanges and tech transfer 2Health News:Dr. Connie Casad Moving to New Office Location 2Health News:NYU-Mount Sinai Beth Israel study explores drug users' opinions on genetic testing 2Health News:Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study 2
... Reporter , TUESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- With the ... new study on air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... could lower the risk of heart trouble for many. ... advantage of changes in air quality surrounding the 2008 Olympics, ...
... , TUESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The ... were saved between 2004 and 2008 by the U.S. President,s ... The program reduced adults, risk of death from all causes ... Stanford University School of Medicine researchers found. The researchers said ...
... An increasingly common and safer type of surgery for kidney ... sicker and poorer patients who are uninsured or rely on ... new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The ... portion of a cancerous kidney, leaving the unaffected part to ...
... better mousetrap, a team of Rice University freshmen took a ... children in the developing world. "The goal was to ... could prevent over-hydration and under-hydration," said Melissa Yuan, a member ... a mechanical engineering major. "It,s designed to be used in ...
... Although people with a family history of high blood pressure ... themselves, regular exercise and physical fitness may significantly lower that ... of this study send a very practical message, which is ... which we define as brisk walking for 150 minutes per ...
... Hospital (MGH) researchers suggests that specific populations of tumor cells ... new copies of themselves and grow. In their report ... researchers identify a tumor-propagating cell required for the growth of ... show that another, more-differentiated tumor cell must first travel to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health 2Health News:Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health 3Health News:Safer kidney cancer surgery under-used for poorer, sicker Medicare, Medicaid patients 2Health News:This 'mousetrap' may save lives 2Health News:Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History 2Health News:All cancer cells are not created equal 2Health News:All cancer cells are not created equal 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Ultrasound devices enable physicians ... order to diagnose diseases and also these devices ... while performing surgeries. This report studies the global ... as product type, technologies, applications and the major ... on the product type has been segmented as: ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB: ... today announced that it has closed a $4.2 ... preferred stock and warrants.  No placement agent was ... LabStyle expects to secure net proceeds of approximately ... LabStyle intends to use the net proceeds from ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Report Details Kinase ... R&D and predicted revenues Do you want to ... the latest analysis for those cancer treatments. There ... revenue forecasts. Visiongain,s new report shows you ... and related technology. There avoid missing out in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type, By Technology and By Application - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Abdominal and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019 2Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type, By Technology and By Application - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Abdominal and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 2LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 4LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 5Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 2Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 3Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 4Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 5
... MENLO PARK, Calif. , July 12 Crux Biomedical® ... of medical device and diagnostic companies. The survey, conducted by Medical Device ... issue. The purpose of the survey was to identify firms that have ... their respective products. , , ...
... OKLAHOMA CITY , July 12 For the second consecutive ... receive its prestigious R&D 100 Award.  Orthocare Innovations received this award for ... function of persons who have experienced lower limb loss, injury or disease. ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/DA33752LOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Crux Biomedical Named One of Top 50 Companies to Watch 2Orthocare Innovations Receives Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Novel Web-Based Rehabilitation Outcomes Assessment System 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: