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The impact of excess body weight at the hospital frontline

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
The impact of excess body weight at the hospital frontline
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-64
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew G Renehan, Iain E Buchan

Abstract

Quantification of disease burden by deaths or years lived with disability is a useful indicator as it informs prevention by accounting for health loss but it does not reflect the needs for health services. An alternative indicator is to quantify the impact of a risk factor on health care utilization. In an article published in BMC Medicine, Reeves and colleagues describe the relationship between body mass index in 1.2 million women (England) and hospital admission rates. The main finding was that around one in eight hospital admissions was attributable to overweight or obesity, translating to around 420,000 extra hospital admissions, and two million extra days spent in hospital, annually. These findings reinforce the evidence that excess body weight is associated with extensive healthcare utilization and emphasize the need to scale-up and speed-up research if global problems, such as obesity, are to be tackled with due alacrity.Please see related research: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/12/45.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 9%
Unknown 10 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 36%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 18%
Researcher 2 18%
Professor 1 9%
Student > Bachelor 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 27%
Psychology 1 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 9%
Social Sciences 1 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Unknown 3 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 January 2015.
All research outputs
#1,152,959
of 12,517,134 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#929
of 2,010 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,618
of 190,510 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#6
of 9 outputs
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