A Proposed Standard of Care (2019)


June 20, 2019

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William H. Dietz and Christine Gallagher

Objective: The aim of this work is to develop a practical, tangible, measurable, and simple standard of care for the treatment of adult obesity that provides guidance for both clinical providers and community settings.

Methods: Three roundtables with relevant stakeholder groups were convened by the STOP Obesity Alliance at The George Washington University to develop the proposed standard of care.

Results: The proposed standard of care for adult obesity treatment proposes practices for the spectrum of clinical, community, and digitally based entities and for clinical providers. Coverage and payment policy standards are also provided.

Conclusions: These standards are intended to augment published guidelines developed for obesity care providers and can also be viewed as the first step to define an optimal benefit package.

Obesity (2019) 27, 1059-1062.  Read the full publication online: doi:10.1002/oby.22507

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