Estimated Costs of Clinical and Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity in the Brazilian Public Health System

Estimated Costs of Clinical and Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity in the Brazilian Public... Background Obesity is a major global epidemic and a burden formed in three reference centers. Data collection on health to society and health systems. This study aimed to estimate resources utilization and productivity loss was carried out and compare the anual costs of clinical and surgical treatment through an online questionnaire. Participants were divided in of severe obesity from the perspective of the Brazilian Public clinical (waiting list for a bariatric surgery) and surgical Health System. groups (open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass), and then allocated by the time of surgery (up to 1 year; 1–2years; 2–3 years; and >3 years). Costs of visits, medications, exams, and surgeries were obtained from government sources. Data on non-medical costs, such as transportation, special diets, and caregivers, * Paula Rosales Zubiaurre were also colleted. Productivity loss was estimated using self-reported income. Costs in local currency (Real) were con- Luciana Ribeiro Bahia verted to international dollars (Int$ 2015). Results Two hundred and seventy-four patients, 140 in surgi- cal group and 134 in clinical group were included. In first Michelle Quarti Machado da Rosa postoperative year, the surgical group had higher costs than clinical group (Int$6005.47 [5000.18–8262.36] versus Roberto Pereira Assumpção 2148.14 [1412.2–3506.8]; Obesity Surgery Springer Journals

Estimated Costs of Clinical and Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity in the Brazilian Public Health System

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