Table 5

Illustrative priority for three hypothetical patients, compared to a ‘referent case’

‘Referent case’Patient 1Patient 2Patient 3
CommitmentNo
0 points
No
0 points
No
0 points
Yes
79.81 points
Level of obesityObese (BMI 30 to <40 kg/m2)
0 points
Severe (BMI ≥40 kg/m2)
21.24 points
Very severe (BMI ≥50 kg/m2)
38.81 points
Very severe (BMI ≥50 kg/m2)
38.81 points
Obesity-related conditions (comorbidity)No
0 points
No
0 points
Yes
26.80 points
Yes
26.80 points
Family historyNo
0 points
No
0 points
No
0 points
No
0 points
Time on wait list≤6 months
0 points
12 months (6×2.03) points12 months (6×2.03) points6 months
0 points
Assumed chance maintain substantial reduction in weight loss30%
0 points
30%
0 points
40%
(10×1.00) points
50%
(20×1.00) points
Total priority points0 points33.42 points87.79 points165.42 points
  • BMI, body mass index.