A Health Services Research Agenda for Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration

@article{Funk2016AHS,
  title={A Health Services Research Agenda for Bariatric Surgery Within the Veterans Health Administration},
  author={MPH L. M. Funk and JD W. Gunnar and MHS J. A. Dominitz and MS D. Eisenberg and MPH S. Frayne and MSHS M. Maggard-Gibbons and Melissa Ann Kalarchian and Edward Livingston and Valerie Sanchez and Benjamin R Smith and Hollis J. Weidenbacher and Matthew L. Maciejewski},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={65-69}
}
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) held a Weight Management State of the Art conference to identify evidence gaps and develop a research agenda for population-based weight management for veterans. Included were behavioral, pharmacologic, and bariatric surgery workgroups. This article summarizes the bariatric surgery workgroup (BSWG) findings and recommendations for future research. The BSWG agreed that there is evidence from randomized trials and large observational studies… CONTINUE READING

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