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Temporal Changes in Health Care Utilization among Participants of a Medically Supervised Weight Management Program.

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Summary of "Temporal Changes in Health Care Utilization among Participants of a Medically Supervised Weight Management Program."

Obesity is associated with increased incidence of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, systemic hypertension, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Obesity is also associated with increased use of outpatient clinical services, a metric of health care utilization. However, little is known of temporal changes in health care utilization among obese participants of a medical weight management program.

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Name: The Permanente journal
ISSN: 1552-5775
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Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.

Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.

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An interval of care by a health care facility or provider for a specific medical problem or condition. It may be continuous or it may consist of a series of intervals marked by one or more brief separations from care, and can also identify the sequence of care (e.g., emergency, inpatient, outpatient), thus serving as one measure of health care provided.

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