Health Care Use During 20 Years Following Bariatric Surgery

@article{Neovius2012HealthCU,
  title={Health Care Use During 20 Years Following Bariatric Surgery},
  author={Martin Neovius and Kristina Narbro and Catherine L. Keating and Markku Peltonen and Kajsa Sj{\"o}holm and G{\"o}ran Agren and L Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m and Lena Carlsson},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={308 11},
  pages={1132-41}
}
CONTEXT Bariatric surgery results in sustained weight loss; reduced incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular events, and cancer; and improved survival. The long-term effect on health care use is unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess health care use over 20 years by obese patients treated conventionally or with bariatric surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The Swedish Obese Subjects study is an ongoing, prospective, nonrandomized, controlled intervention study conducted in the Swedish health care… CONTINUE READING

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