Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation Research Group

The Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation Research Group (BCRRG) is a multidisciplinary research collaboration focused on improving the care and rehabilitation outcomes of patients with obesity. We aim to reduce the disability experienced by persons living with obesity; improve the quality of care patients with obesity receive and to reduce the burden of obesity on the health care system. We will do this by bringing together researchers, clinicians, and decision makers and working in partnership with individuals living with obesity.

Our Aim

The purpose of the BCRRG is to improve the health and well-being of persons living with obesity across the lifespan through participation in evidence based bariatric care and rehabilitation.

Our Approach

Intent: Reduce hospital costs associated with severe obesity in tertiary care
Epidemiology Research
  • Identify drivers of hospital costs
  • Surveillance
  • Measurement
    Synthesis Research
    • Identify solutions
    • Best evidence/practice
    • Clinical practice guidelines and care pathways
    Intervention Research to Build Capacity
    • Development
    • Feasibility
    • Pilot study
    Implementation Research
    • Effectiveness studies
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Knowledge translation/exchange