Modeling an Integrated System for Obesity and Weight Management

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 (WHO; 2015). This is contributing to the growing number of patients living with chronic diseases and placing mounting pressure on health systems.

In 2013, part of the Public Health system in England transferred out of the NHS into local government. Responsibility for the prevention and management of obesity in adults and children transferred with these teams, while parts of the NHS primary and secondary care system remained responsible for aspects of treatment, including bariatric surgery.

This workshop explores the challenges in commissioning a healthcare organization to provide an integrated service for obesity, weight management, and treatment in Nottinghamshire County, UK. These challenges include:

  • Estimating the health needs of overweight and obese people across the County
  • Taking into account the fact that needs will change over time
  • The lack of available evidence

Learn how Scenario Generator, a population health modeling and simulation tool, was used to test assumptions and develop the evidence to procure an integrated service.

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We hope you enjoy the workshop. If you’d like to learn more about David Gilding’s work, or using simulation in your organization, please contact us.

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