6th April 2018

Hospital admissions where obesity is a factor increased by 18 per cent

There were 617,000 admissions to NHS hospitals in 2016/17 where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis2, an increase of 18 per cent on 2015/163 (525,000).

Of these, 10,705 admissions had obesity recorded as the main cause, an increase on 9,929 admissions in 2015/16.

The number of items prescribed by primary care for obesity treatment decreased by 10 per cent in 2017 (401,000 items) on the previous year (449,000)6.

#GPPharmacists how are you tackling obesity in your practice? Goal setting for diet and exercise advice should be incorporated into all your encounters with patients

https://digital.nhs.uk/article/9462/Hospital-admissions-where-obesity-is-a-factor-increased-by-18-per-cent

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http://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30258

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