Obesity is a disease that is caused and influenced by genes and the environment. Whether different etiologies or presentations of obesity result in homogeneous disease burden and/or cost is not well characterized.
The objective is to determine whether there are distinct segments within the pool of patients who are obese that are differentiated by clinical characteristics, and quantify their healthcare resource utilization (direct healthcare costs [HCC]), using U.S. claims data.
Marissa Suh, Monica Fay, Amy McCagg, Ida Moeller, Scott Segal, Isabella Kredlow, Matt Bowen, Nandini Hadker, Kevin Francis
AMCP Annual Meeting, March 2019