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This article is from BMC Health Services Research, volume 14.AbstractBackground: There is conflicting evidence regarding characteristics of patients most likely to have poor outcomes after referral to a multidisciplinary weight loss clinic. The aim of this study was to identify patient characteristics associated with poor attendance and poor weight outcomes at a weight management clinic based in an Australian tertiary hospital. Methods: Patient characteristics including age, sex, referral source, postcode of residence, weight, body mass index BMI and the presence of specific comorbidities were recorded. Outcome measures included questionnaire return following referral a requirement prior to a first appointment being scheduled, percentage of appointments attended and rate of weight change kg-month. Continuous variables were expressed as mean ± standard deviation and compared using a t-test. Categorical data were presented as proportions and a chi-squared test was used to test significance. Statistical significance was set as p 



Author: Brook, Emma; Cohen, Lauren; Hakendorf, Paul; Wittert, Gary; Thompson, Campbell

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