Date of Presentation

5-2-2019 12:00 AM

Embargo Period

11-2-2019

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

Introduction: Clinical variation by health insurance status in mixed sex bariatric surgery populations is reported, but such variation among moderately obese women is unknown.

Objective: to identify pre-operative variation by health insurance in female surgical patients.

Conclusions: Pre-operative characteristics of moderately obese women vary by insurance. Medicare’s highest risk for cardiopulmonary problems and diabetes, and Medicaid’s highest asthma, abdominal-hepatobiliary, and psychological/behavioral complications should be considered in managing moderately obese women subscribing to these carriers.

Keywords

Obesity, Adjustable gastric band, bariatric surgery, Female, Insurance, Co-morbidities

Disciplines

Gastroenterology | Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery | Women's Health

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May 2nd, 12:00 AM

Pre-Operative Risk of Medical Complications Varies by Health Insurance Carrier in Moderately Obese Women: Medicaid v Medicare v Private v Self-Pay

Introduction: Clinical variation by health insurance status in mixed sex bariatric surgery populations is reported, but such variation among moderately obese women is unknown.

Objective: to identify pre-operative variation by health insurance in female surgical patients.

Conclusions: Pre-operative characteristics of moderately obese women vary by insurance. Medicare’s highest risk for cardiopulmonary problems and diabetes, and Medicaid’s highest asthma, abdominal-hepatobiliary, and psychological/behavioral complications should be considered in managing moderately obese women subscribing to these carriers.

 

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