Table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What is weight loss surgery?
      • 1.2 Data sources
      • 1.3 Structure of this report
    • 2 Overweight and obesity in Australia
      • 2.1 How many people are overweight or obese?
      • 2.2 Have rates of overweight and obesity changed over time?
      • 2.3 Where do we rank against other countries?
    • 3 Weight loss surgery for admitted patients
      • 3.1 Weight loss surgery separations
      • 3.2 How much weight loss surgery was there in 2014–15?
      • 3.3 Have weight loss surgery separations changed over time?
      • 3.4 Who had weight loss surgery?
      • 3.5 Why did people have weight loss surgery?
      • 3.6 How urgent was the care?
      • 3.7 What weight loss surgery was provided?
      • 3.8 What do we know about the safety and quality of the care?
      • 3.9 How long did people wait for surgery in public hospitals?
      • 3.10 How long did patients stay?
    • 4 Estimated cost of weight loss surgery for patients admitted to public hospitals
      • 4.1 What was the estimated cost of the care?
      • 4.2 Who paid for the care?
    • 5 Weight loss surgery-related procedures funded by Medicare
      • 5.1 Medicare weight loss surgery-related procedures
      • 5.2 What weight loss surgery was funded by Medicare in 2014–15?
      • 5.3 Who used weight loss surgery funded by Medicare?
      • 5.4 How much did this care cost?
    • 6 Areas for further work
      • 6.1 Publicly funded non-admitted patient care
      • 6.2 Outcomes from weight loss surgery
      • 6.3 Patient journeys
      • 6.4 Medicare items
      • 6.5 Indigenous identification
      • 6.6 Total costs
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Database quality statement summaries
      • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
      • National Health Survey
      • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
      • AIHW Medicare Benefits Sched
      • ule (MBS) claims database
    • Appendix B: Technical appendix
    • Definitions and classifications
    • Presentation of data
    • Analysis methods
    • Appendix C: Weight loss surgery-related ACHI procedure codes and Medicare Benefit Schedule items used for this report
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes