Obese children have higher hospital charges, longer stays

10/28/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Hospital charges were about $1,200 greater for obese children and teenagers, who also had longer lengths of stay than their normal-weight peers, a study presented at an AAP conference found. Researchers said childhood obesity poses a significant challenge to health care delivery systems and health care costs.

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