ASMBS Integrated Health Multidisciplinary Care Committee

Published in May Issue             

The Integrated Health (IH) Multidisciplinary Care Committee is comprised of representatives from each specialty of the integrated health team (fitness, behavioral health, nursing, nutrition, surgeons and obesity medicine). The goal of the committee is to support integrated health professionals in the care of bariatric surgery patients to enhance their long-term success. In 2016, the IH Multidisciplinary Care Committee developed and distributed a survey to members assessing the role of the multidisciplinary team in bariatric surgery patient care. Currently, committee members are working to finalize a publication of these survey results.

Additionally, the committee is conducting literature reviews on areas of care that are in need of more quantitative data to better inform patient care. These areas include clinical factors as well as patient-reported outcomes, such as dietary intake, substance use and physical activity.

Finally, the IH Multidisciplinary Care Committee recently submitted a survey to gather data from ASMBS membership regarding compensation and practice environments. All associate members are asked to take a few minutes to complete this brief survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTTJHQL.