Philip R. Schauer, MD, Shares His Thoughts on the Necessary Direction of Accountable Care Organizations
Philip R. Schauer, MD, the director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio contends that accountable care organizations (ACOs) need to recognize obesity as a legitimate disease that is the basis for many other serious conditions. He emphasizes that obesity certainly requires treatment, and surgery is an appropriate intervention for certain patients.
This video was taken at the American Diabetes Associations 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
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Recent emphasis of identifying those with prediabetes and intervening to halt its progression is aimed at reducing the financial impact of diabetes in the United States, which was estimated in 2012 at $245 billion.
Hospitals like Boston Children's and Penn Medicine think they are better off building in-house apps that are custom-made for their workflow, rather than risk buying those available in the market, which may not necessarily be a perfect fit.
Researchers worked with nearly 3800 individuals to establish workplace programs that focused on healthy eating and increasing physical activity. At the end of the study period, the number of employees in the control site who were overweight/obese increased by about 5%, while the number in the intervention group had decreased by 4%, resulting in a net difference of 9%.