Changes in utilization and peri-operative outcomes of bariatric surgery in large U.S. hospital database, 2011-2014


BACKGROUND With the epidemic of morbid obesity, bariatric surgery has been accepted as one of the most effective treatments of obesity. OBJECTIVE To investigate recent changes in the utilization of bariatric surgery, patients and hospital characteristics, and in-hospital complications in a nationwide hospital database in the United States. SETTING This… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186306

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