Bariatric treatments for adult obesity

Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP).

This report summarizes available key information on the use of bariatric treatments for adult obesity in Alberta and North America (mainly Canada). This analysis was intended to describe the profile of adult obesity (definition, progression, epidemiology, and population dynamics of affected individuals in Alberta and in Canada) and patterns of care for this condition (focusing on bariatric treatments recommended by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines), as well as to identify potential inequities in health status or care across population groups. Also considered were social factors associated with the use of multidisciplinary programs involving bariatric treatments for adult obesity in Alberta.

Section Authors

  • Section One – Social and System Demographics: Paula Corabian, Charles Yan
  • Section Two – Technology Effects and Effectiveness: Bing Guo, Christa Harstall
  • Section Three – Economic Evaluation: Charles Yan, Anderson Chuck
  • Information Specialist: Liz Dennett

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2012

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

Authors: IHE Institute of Health Economics

ISBN (online): 978-1-926929-02-6