Will we see more directed care toward patients in hospitals to help shorten future admissions (or prevent them altogether)?
A consultation for smoking cessation or alcohol treatment has been shown to be more effective when initiated during a related illness.
video link - MORE WEIGHT EQUALS LONGER HOSPITAL STAYS
IMPROVED PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY
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Bennett says her study suggests that insurance companies "should be covering gastric bypass surgery in women of childbearing age because of the potential to reduce complications if we can reduce their weight before they become pregnant." Treating the obesity before pregnancy, she adds, also has the potential of saving a lot of money on treatment of complications in mothers, fetuses and newborns."
"Prior research has shown that rates of gestational diabetes (which also causes complications in pregnancy) decreases after bariatric surgery, and that weight loss can increase fertility in obese women."