Obesity Assessment Algorithm

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In order to screen for overweight or obesity, BMI should be calculated. Based on BMI, waist circumference, risk factors, and readiness to lose weight, the patient should be offered intervention or should be referred for further treatment. The below screening and treatment algorithm is also available for PDF download.

Obesity Algorithm

Also in The Obesity Toolkit
Letter From ACOG President Mark S. DeFrancesco, MD, MBA (PDF)
Background and Introduction (PDF)
Obesity Screening and Assessing Patient Readiness for Weight Loss
Lifestyle Therapies: Diet, Physical Activity, and Behavioral Strategies
Pharmacologic and Surgical Interventions
Frequently Asked Questions: Intervention Programs (PDF)
Coding for Obesity (PDF)
Web Resources (PDF)

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