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Obese Patients in U.S. Hospitals, 2004: Statistical Brief #20.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (US); 2006-.
2006 Dec.


This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on obese patients hospitalized during 2004. Characteristics and locations of patients, usage and expense of hospital stays, and associated diagnoses are examined for patients admitted primarily for obesity as well as for those with a secondary diagnosis—or comorbidity—of obesity.

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