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Hospitalization rates and cost in severe or complicated obesity: an Italian cohort study

Enrica Migliore1*, Eva Pagano1, Dario Mirabelli1, Ileana Baldi2, Dario Gregori2, Carlo Zocchetti3, Cristina Tuzzi4, Franco Balzola4, Maria Letizia Petroni4 and Franco Merletti1

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1 Unit of Cancer Epidemiology, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, CPO-Piemonte, CERMS and University of Turin, Turin, Italy

2 Labs of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

3 Regional Health Authority, Lombardy Region, Milan, Italy

4 Clinical Nutrition Laboratory, IRCCS Institute Auxologico Italiano, Piancavallo, (Verbania), Italy

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:544  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-544

Published: 5 June 2013

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Diagnoses for hospitalization (ICD-9 code). Table S2: Mean and median annual hospitalization costs (Euros) by selected patients’ characteristics.

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