Jaimee S Hartman

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BACKGROUND Gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding are the 2 most commonly performed bariatric procedures for the treatment of morbid obesity. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes, quality of life, and costs of laparoscopic gastric bypass versus laparoscopic gastric banding. STUDY DESIGN Between 2002 and 2007, 250 patients with a body(More)
The rising costs of health care and the movement for health care reform have focused attention on methods of cost containment. Of routine laboratory and radiologic procedures, complete blood cell count (CBC) and determination of serum electrolyte values rank as high as 2nd and 9th in overall cost. We retrospectively studied use of the clinical laboratory to(More)
This nonexperimental effectiveness study attempted to evaluate the utility of a brief waiting-list group. The setting was a university clinic providing treatment for an inner-city population. Health delivery and staff dynamics made it difficult to conduct clinical research in this treatment-oriented setting. The nonrandom design allowed for patient choice,(More)
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