Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 22nd, 2008
The study found health care costs for patients who were morbidly obese and had bariatric surgery dropped while costs for morbidly obese patients who did not have surgery continued to rise. The analysis covered six months of pre-surgical evaluation and care, the surgery itself, and up to five years of post-surgical care, including any costs incurred for complications from surgery. Costs and claims were monitored for...
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