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Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization
Article first published online: 13 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2012 The Obesity Society
Volume 21, Issue 7, pages 1328–1334, July 2013
How to Cite
Gudzune, K. A., Bleich, S. N., Richards, T. M., Weiner, J. P., Hodges, K. and Clark, J. M. (2013), Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization. Obesity, 21: 1328–1334. doi: 10.1002/oby.20189
Funding agencies: KAG was supported by a training grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (T32HP10025-16-00). SNB was supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1K01HL096409). Initial development of this data source was funded by in-kind support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield association as well as seven Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. In addition, unrestricted research grants from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc, Pfizer, Inc, and GlaxoSmithKline were also provided to help fund the initial database development.
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 13 MAY 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 29 NOV 2012 04:09PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAY 2012
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