Standardize Processes for Med Dosing in Obesity

Clear guidance can be hard to come by for med dosing in patients with obesity...a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

Less than 15% of package inserts for acute care meds give adequate dosing info for these patients. And even fewer labels provide guidance for severe obesity...a BMI of 40 or more.

Plus there isn't a reliable rule of thumb based on any single drug property...such as lipophilicity or volume of distribution.

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