Navigation Links
Novation's 2011 Bariatric Survey Finds an Increase in Bariatric Patient Admissions, as Well as an Emphasis on Bariatric Training, Services and Supplies
Date:11/15/2011

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, the leading health care supply contracting company, announces the release of its 2011 Bariatric Report, a nationwide survey of VHA Inc. and UHC member hospitals.  The results confirm that while hospitals continue to see an increase in morbidly obese patients, hospitals are also expanding the services, supplies and training needed to serve this patient population.

Of the responding facilities, 58 percent of the respondents saw an increase in admissions of morbidly obese patients in the past 18 months.

"These hospitals have continued to see a rise in admissions of obese patients and treatment costs since our last survey in June 2010," said Cathy Denning, vice president, sourcing operations at Novation. "At the same time, they are also putting the resources and training in place to provide quality care for the specific needs of these patients."

Key Findings:

  • 41% of the respondents indicate that they have bariatric surgery programs in their facilities.  Of those, 94% of the respondents indicate that their facilities offer gastric banding surgery. 78% of the respondents have seen an increase in the number of bariatric-related reconstructive surgeries over the last 18 months.
  • When asked about bariatric outpatient programs in member facilities, 53% have a fitness program in their facilities, 61% have a weight loss program and 62% have a counseling program.
  • When asked whether they rent or purchase equipment to accommodate morbidly obese patients, the majority of the member facilities purchased most types of bariatric equipment, and almost half of respondents (48%) rented/leased beds.
  • Beds also account for the highest total costs and/or the greatest increase in bariatric product spending at member facilities.
  • 61% of the respondents indicate that their facilities provide special meals/supplements for morbidly obes
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Novation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. joimax® Launches Numerous Innovations at NASS Chicago From November 2 - 4, 2011
2. TEDMED to Highlight Patient Care and Physician Training Advancements in Innovations Showcase
3. Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Record EPS for the Quarter and Record Sales and EPS for the Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2011 and Declares Quarterly Dividend
4. Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Special Cash Dividend
5. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides 3rd Quarter Conference Call Details
6. MPMN and PlasticsToday Launch New Specialist Conference on Innovations in Medical Polymers
7. Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012
8. 2011 Medical Innovation Summit to Showcase Latest Innovations in Cardiovascular Care
9. Innovations in E-Health & Informatics Europe: The Need for a European EHealth Strategy
10. Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to Drive e-Health Innovations - 2,69 Billion Rupees Sanctioned for Health Sector!
11. Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Pomerantz LLP has filed a ... "Company") (NASDAQ: EDAP ) and certain of ... District Court, Southern District of New York ... of a class consisting of all persons or entities ... July 30, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 Medina ... as CEO and member of the Board of Directors ... of medical device development and commercialization experience, including over ... Mr. Engelson previously served as a Partner of the ... President and CEO of two Foundry start-ups. Mr. Engelson ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Research and ... "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to ... population and rising proportion of reimbursement for medical expenses, ... released, with its scale presenting a CAGR of 19.2% ... are three product segments of orthopedic instruments in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 3Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2
... , Medicare Beneficiaries in Eight Montana Counties May Be ... No Access to a Medicare Approved Supplier , WASHINGTON, ... equipment suppliers on October 30th, a Center for Medicare and ... a Medicare beneficiary may experience supplier access issues in obtaining ...
... Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge has chosen ... for RapidArc(TM), and, in doing so, becomes the 100th clinical ... system, cancer care physicists and physicians at Advocate Lutheran General ... therapy treatment. Key to this is the capability to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CMS Admits New Surety Bond and Accreditation Requirement for Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Creating Patient Access Issues 2CMS Admits New Surety Bond and Accreditation Requirement for Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Creating Patient Access Issues 3ScandiDos Sells 100th Delta4(R) PT Unit as Adoption of Rotational Therapy Cancer Treatment Increases 2ScandiDos Sells 100th Delta4(R) PT Unit as Adoption of Rotational Therapy Cancer Treatment Increases 3
(Date:9/1/2014)... 02, 2014 Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is ... of the proximal convoluted tubule, a part of the very ... the blood to the urine. The condition is asymptomatic in ... are often in the advanced stages of the disease by ... often include blood in the urine, flank pain, a mass ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Liver is the largest organ inside the human ... body in barring itself from poisons, helps in digestion of ... plays many important functions such as protein production, blood clotting ... illnesses can affect the liver, an organ the size of ... right side of the abdomen, reducing its capabilities to perform ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... "Women struggle with weight gain typically associated ... as early as 15, if not earlier. Women ... and downs of hormone related weight gain. The ... seems to rage against the hidden and ever-present hormones ... 40's begin to face menopause and related changes, these ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke ... than 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today ... that a simple clinical assessment of the type of ... , Ischaemic stroke is the second cause of death ... and many more disabled patients each year. Annual direct ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... New York (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... store, retrieve, organize and analyze biological and genetic ... of the activity of developing software tools to ... not to be confused with biological computation. While ... better understanding of biology can its related concepts, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Renal Cell Carcinoma Market Analysis & Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Health News:Renal Cell Carcinoma Market Analysis & Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Health News:Renal Cell Carcinoma Market Analysis & Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Health News:Global Liver Diseases and Therapies Market- The Key Basics by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Global Liver Diseases and Therapies Market- The Key Basics by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4
... throat area helps people who cannot swallow because of paralysis. ... of various of the cranial nerves. One of these, the ... the digestive tract// - that is, above the esophagus, but ... food down to the lungs, and swallowing difficulties may occur. ...
... therapy may be an effective treatment for depression in ... psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in New ... non-toxic antidepressant light therapy in pregnancy is a clinically ... to see whether exposure to bright light, a technique ...
... compressing DNA which could make gene therapy powerful. The advance ... may allow the modified genes to slip right into the ... for building an entire human.// ,This means that the ... ways to smuggle or slip their modified DNA strands into ...
... A new trial shows that the symptoms of Lyme ... bacterium that lives in tiny ticks, sometimes produces very ... is standard, researchers in Texas feel that this treatment ... ,They studied 40 Lyme patients, some of ...
... According to a new research, conducted by the ... gum has a positive effect on thinking, memory and ... clear and specifically we found that chewing gum// targeted ... Unit said. "People recalled more words and performed better ...
... of surgery. Lens as thick as two strand of ... coronary bypass surgery. The main problem with bypass surgery ... and requiring further treatment.// If changes in blood flow ... stage, it's possible that such complications could be averted. ...
Cached Medicine News:
... chairs with concave seats and standard-sized ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... are recommended for the following environments: ... control, health care and office. • ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with concave ... support • Select options like seats, ... • BTC/1Q chairs are recommended for ... clean room, static control, health care ...
... with concave seats and standard-sized backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... recommended for the following environments: industry, ... health care and office. • With ...
... chairs with concave seats and standard-sized ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... are recommended for the following environments: ... control, health care and office. • ...
Medicine Products: