Obesity care strategies in primary care practices

Ariza, A. J.; Ruch-Ross, H.; Sawyer, A.; Batey, S.; Maloney, M.; Wall, T.; Hines, V.; Robles, K.; Sontag, D.; Haverkamp, K. S.; Lopez, S.; Binns, H. J.

J Pediatr. 2012 Apr 28; 161(1):152-155 e1

Abstract

We evaluated pediatric obesity clinics for internal referrals developed at 5 primary care offices. Clinics developed site-specific strategies: 1 group approach and 4 clinics providing individualized care only. Clinicians reported patient/family motivation as an important referral consideration and compliance as the greatest challenge and perceive clinics to have provided some help.

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