- •Applying evidence-based guidelines improves effective weight management.
- •Integrating the 5 As Framework (assess, advise, agree, assist, and arrange) into intervention tools fosters guideline adherence.
- •Collaborative team environments improve quality improvement project outcomes.
- •Implementation of weight management initiatives involves negligible costs.
- •Benefits are increased volume of patients and billable codes.
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