Costing of Alternative Interventions for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity

Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 06-01.

The purpose of this report is to examine the economic issues associated with LGB. The following analyses were conducted:

  1. a systematic review of the economic literature on obesity-related interventions, with special attention to the differences between gastric bypass and gastric banding;
  2. an estimate of the Alberta population who meet the practice guidelines critera for surgical intervention;
  3. an estimate of the current medical resources use by severely obese persons (BMI of 40 kg/m2 or greater); and
  4. a costing for persons who have had bariatric surgery in Alberta (none of which are banding procedures).


NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Economic Reports

Year of Publication: 2006

Topics: Chronic Diseases / Disorders, Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Therapy

Authors: Philip Jacobs, Arto Ohinmaa, Scott Klarenbach, Anderson Chuck, Raj Padwal, Janice Varney, Doug Lier

ISSN: 1481-3823