Katie Wilson


  1. Length of hospital stay in obese patients Introduction

    Obesity is a current public health issue in New Zealand’s society. The increasing prevalence of patients with obesity combined with an aging population requiring orthopaedic interventions is growing within New Zealand. There is a large financial burden on the healthcare system which is associated with caring for obese patients while in an acute hospital setting. I will investigate the literature surrounding patients with obesity receiving a total hip replacement and their length of…