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 obese patients.
  • 29% of the respondents indicate that in the past year, they invested in the physical renovation for their facilities to accommodate morbidly obese patients. The median estimated cost of all morbidly obese-related renovations is $128,000.
  • When asked about workplace injuries in the past year related to caring for morbidly obese patients, 49% of the respondents have seen an increase while 51% have seen a decrease.
  • Of the 51% of the respondents who have seen a decrease in workplace injuries, 81% of them believe that it was due to purchasing equipment or offering training programs.

"Currently, Novation offers a comprehensive portfolio of the most widely used bariatric products to support member hospitals, and we continue to enhance those offerings," said Denning.  "While the treatment costs for bariatric care increase, hospitals also face the financial pressures of the economy and reduced reimbursement.  Because of this, it is more important than ever that we help the hospitals we serve continue to lower their supply costs while providing high quality care."

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, research has shown that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as "overweight" and "obesity," the risks for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes also increase.  Additionally, the associated health problems and treatment services have a significant economic impact on the U.S. health care system.

To view the entire report, please visit https://www.novationco.com/pressroom/industry_info.

About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase nearly $40 billion in 2010. Novation recently earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, and is the only health care GPO to earn this distinction.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Novation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

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:4/19/2017)... NASHVILLE , Tenn. and DALLAS , ... and EndoStim, Inc., announced that the first patients in ... with the EndoStim device in the Lower Esophageal Sphincter ... is a minimally-invasive implantable device designed to provide long-term ... through neurostimulation. GERD affects nearly 65 million ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Novartis today announced ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of ... 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic anemia ... treated with eltrombopag at the initiation of and ... study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, or cohorts. ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... April 18, 2017 Research and Markets has ... report to their offering. ... The global arthroscopy devices market to grow at a CAGR of ... Arthroscopy Devices Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/28/2017)... Edinburg, Texas (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... a plaque in recently to the labor and delivery team at Women’s Hospital at ... generous mothers who give birth at the hospital and decide to donate. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh ... Creator responds to and which He does not. Yisrayl says with so many titles ... the true name, but he says with a little Scripture, backed with a lot of ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... NuevaCare, a leading home care agency based in San ... Alto, is proud to announce information upgrades to its blog in the form of ... on topics such as home care (generally) as well as senior care and home ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Incentive Research Foundation is pleased to ... a groundbreaking analysis of how behavioral economics can be applied to the incentive, ... programs, the report highlights proven behavioral economics approaches and the powerful role emotions ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... SyncDog, Inc. ... at MobileIron Live! 2017 in Santa Clara, California. Each year, MobileIron ... approach to helping organizations maximize the benefits of mobility in their operations securely. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):