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Obesity-related hospitalization costs to the U.S. Navy, 1993 to 1998.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11197088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this work was to estimate the cost to the U.S. Navy for obesity-related hospital admissions by examining (1) inpatient utilization associated with obesity; (2) the rank order, probability, and total facility costs of obesity-related diagnosis-related groups (DRGs); and (3) expected inpatient expenses. The frequency and probability of inpatient events in the Navy's active duty population were derived from the Department of Defense's Retrospective Case Mix Analysis System. Medicare-based facility costs per DRG were estimated. These measures were combined in a decision-analytic model. Expected facility costs per obesity-related admission for active duty Navy personnel increased by age group from $3,328 for 18 to 24 year olds to $5,746 for 45 to 64 year olds. The annual avoidable inpatient cost for the Navy was estimated to be $5,842,627 for the top 10 obesity-related DRGs. Improvements to the Navy Physical Readiness Program and other interventions that may reduce obesity, obesity-related health care use, and the public economic burden should be pursued.
D D Bradham; B R South; H J Saunders; M D Heuser; K W Pane; K E Dennis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-25     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost of Illness*
Decision Support Techniques
Diagnosis-Related Groups / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Health Services Research
Hospital Costs / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Hospitals, Military / economics*,  utilization
Middle Aged
Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
Models, Econometric
Naval Medicine / economics*,  trends
Obesity / complications,  economics*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
United States / epidemiology

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